Ep 81: Alcohol-free and Unstoppable: An Iron Man’s Story

Today I am hanging out with an actual Iron Man! 

Buck shares his story on the podcast, including how becoming a parent led to his drinking more and putting fitness on the back burner. During his drinking years, Buck found himself ‘romanticizing’ alcohol and he even considered himself a beer connoisseur. Looking back, Buck recognizes that he bought into the idea that drinking was a way of parenting and ‘adulting’. He lost the desire for the things that used to bring him pleasure, including running. One moment of clarity that came from alcohol-free living is that in the past he ‘was just mailing it in’. 

When Buck turned 49, the universe delivered a harsh message: he found out his birth father had suffered from heart disease and his biological grandfather had died at 49. At the same time, he received a warning from his doctor.

Since embracing an alcohol-free lifestyle, Buck has returned to fitness, including running, training for an Iron Man and doing some intense fitness challenges, such as running 52 miles for his 52nd birthday! A sober friend, who had been watching his journey, suggested he connect with Athletic Brewing about becoming an ambassador. Not only did they offer him the ambassadorship, but Athletic Brewing is sponsoring him in the Lake Placid Iron Man this summer! Buck shares his enjoyment of their beers and his delight in the many beer options that are now AF.

Here are some of the highlights:
Romanticizing Alcohol
Making alcohol the center
The self-sabotage of the ‘detox to retox’ cycle
Setting an example for his kids
Not a fad but a revolution
The physical changes are the smallest reward

Buck is sharing a special offer as an ambassador with Athletic Brewing. Click here to receive 20% off your first order!

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