The World's Okayest Cyclist; Beating Cancer Through Faith and Exercise with Shawn Watson
In the fall of 2013, Shawn Watson was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Shawn credits his faith and passion for exercise, specifically cycling for helping him recover from his diagnosis. During our conversation we discussed:
How he went from barely being able to walk 300 steps in a day to cycling up to 100 miles.
The role his faith has played in his recovery.
His thoughts on how anyone can use exercise in their cancer recovery.
Why he refers to himself as The world's okayest cyclist.
Why it's important to him to build a community and help others.
How he got into public speaking by reaching out to the manufacturer of one of the drugs used in his treatment.
How he has dealt with people who "don't know what to say."
The smartphone apps he uses to track his exercise and keep him motivated.