I spent some time a few weeks ago hanging around U.S. Army Rangers — being married to one, this isn't a breed I'm unfamiliar with. However, in this instance, I was in their territory, trying not to interfere too much as they trained for the 28th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.
It's kind of a big deal.
And I was talking to them about health.
But they were good-natured and humble, answering my questions about visiting a nutritionist and how many calories they have to consume in order to run sometimes in excess of 20 miles a day, three days a week ... carrying 60-pound ruck sacks. And it was just another day to them.
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You can read more about that here.
And you can go support the guys this weekend. BRC kicks off on Friday morning, but the spectator-friendly action is on Saturday. It's a good time and gives you a completely different perspective of what these guys are capable of — and a taste of what they do to protect our freedoms while overseas.