Over the next two months I’ll be pursuing answers to these questions: How far and how fast can I go culminating in a 100 mile race where I’ll go in way over my head and try and set the world record for the distance. While I train for the race, I’ll use the natural world as some barometer to understand what endurance actually is. In this newsletter and the Single Acorn podcast, I’ll share my insights and what I learn about other species who are trying to out-stride, out-sing, out-grow, and out-do the competition. In the words of Quentin Cassidy (fictional running legend) “You don’t become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many day, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials.” So sit back in the comfort of your recliner and join me through my trial of miles.