David Clark on Addiction, Recovery, and Losing 160lbs

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Just a few years ago, David Clark was addicted to drugs and alcohol, obese, and watching his business and life crumble before his eyes. What happened?

Reality hit. And it hit hard.

If he didn’t immediately make drastic changes, David would be dead in no time. So he decided to go vegan, start running, and fight his addictions. He’s now an accomplished ultrarunner and speaker, and Doug and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on this week’s podcast episode.

David’s story might sound extreme for some, but it’s these extreme examples that inspire me the most. When faced with what must have felt like an impossible task, he fought through it. We can all learn from that type of determination.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • The crippling power of addiction and obesity
  • Hitting your low point and not giving up
  • How setting an outrageous goal changed David’s life
  • Becoming the person you want to be

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  1. char816 says:

    I listened to this podcast during a walk and was so struck by some of David’s comments that I immediately listened to it a second time. I thought his experiences were insightful for anyone attempting to make difficult life changes whether addictions are involved or not. I bought the book because I was curious about the details of his journey.

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