Over Thanksgiving I was looking with friends and family at the webpage of GoRuck. One of my friends was looking for a challenge to push himself for this upcoming spring, so I recommended that he check out GoRuck’s events. 

“Why in the world would someone do this for fun? And why would you ever sign up for this stuff in the military? Do people actually volunteer for this?”  

Someone else asked.

Trying to be as diplomatic as possible, I tried to explain that if you ask such questions, then those events — and life in any Special Operations unit — probably isn’t for you. And it isn’t for everybody.