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Getting the word out, one mile at a time

Getting the word out, one mile at a time

Well compared to many of super athletes here it may not seem that much, but my wife and I celebrated putting in (over) 1000 miles on our bikes this fall. In addition to the American flag, we rode every mile with the blue ribbon prostate cancer flag to spread the word about prostate cancer. It did it's job as people asked us about it during the SAG and other stops. We even had some high fives when we rode the blue "accidentally" in a field of pink during a breast cancer walk.

The point is that we all must try to do what we can. If you are an ironman (or an ironwoman like my wife) or a marathoner, that is great. If all you can do is get up in the morning, then that is something to celebrate! Focus on what you can still do. For me, I can only do a fraction of what I could do two years ago. But I take pride in what I can still do. (The only thing I am better at since getting cancer is sleeping and resting.)

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1,000! My hat’s off to you.

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What a great accomplishment, keep on going.

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Keep on truckin! I figure I have run 800 miles so far this year and have a few more to go. Nice work!

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800 miles! Your the man! You must go through four or more running shoes a year.

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I try and get 300 miles out of a pair. I rotate 3 pair. But this post isn't about me, its about your amazing accomplishment.

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Wrong! It is about all of us. Since we are all in it together we should all celebrate everyone’s accomplishments.

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Dr Who , Good job on the ride, and thanks for the words of wisdom.

Dan

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Awesome job on the ride! You are both doing great! Thank you for spreading the word about prostate cancer.

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Great photo! Congratulations on the accomplishment and for your commitment to get the word out! You and your wife are great advocates!

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Congratulations - a great accomplishment! They say exercise stimulates the immune system, so, who knows, it might even slow down the PCa progress!

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Congrats for riding 63,360,000 inches...

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 11/14/2017 12:56 PM EST

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Way to go, Walt. And the Mrs. too.

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Awesome job, get the word out, start a conversation and get men screened!

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Great accomplishments and thank you all for sharing it helps me to stay motivated qith hope that ill be back to hiking and being active again ..

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Focus on what you still can do! We no longer can do normal backpacking, but we can still go to cabins that are not that far out. The key is to celebrate what you can do.

Stay strong!

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AWESOME you two!! That is amazing on so many levels. Thank you both for spreading the word. It's so refreshing to here happy times. Thanks for the photo too. It makes it more real 😁.

Most sincere,

Jackie

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Thanks Jackie. Like the song states; “people like us we have to stick together “. We are a community of warriors here, both those with cancer as well as our caregivers. We are all in it together!

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