The PUISSANCE of tri-athletes is truly astounding. Their ability to push themselves for hours on end like energizer bunnies while accomplishing various feats that defy human endurance can best be understood by the average mother. The meaning of puissance is to have the capacity for exertion, endurance, and strength. Try keeping up with several demanding and mischievous toddlers simultaneously heading in different directions. From early morning until late at night a mother’s work is never done. And, if she works outside the home as well, she’s right up there with Olympic champions. An extreme example that proves there is no limit to the capacity for puissance is the mother who single-handedly manages to lift an entire car to free their child trapped underneath. The power of love gives you the capacity for great puissance.