Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SAT Words

gump·tion /ˈgəmpSHən/
Noun: Shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulnes.

met·tle /ˈmetl/
Noun: A person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.

Kiet will demonstrate his true mettle as he tries to prepare for IM Canada armed with gumption and a bit of moxy.

I came upon the word gumption on Meredith Kessler's blog. Given her string of bad luck, I thought I would find an ally in Meredith and see how she might be dealing with her predicament. When I saw the title of her most recent post, I immediately knew I came to the right place. Moving forward, I covet these two words as I prepare for Canada. Thank you to all of my supporters for still believing in me, and encouraging me to keep up the fight...at least one more time.

Recovery was oh-so easy. I wanted to swim, bike, and run the following day but I knew better. When I step back and go outside of myself, it's wild to think that I just swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and ran a marathon just last weekend--and both physically and mentally, I was jonesing to start back up this past week. Instead, I started back up on Sunday, with a nice and tapered feeling during the swim workout, and carried that feeling to a nice bike ride. Thank you to my PacWest teammates for the great company!


Beth said...

YES!! I am a big MBK fan, mostly for her amazing attitude and positivity! Same reason I am a big Kiet fan too!!! Watch out Canada!! :)

Charisa said...

The ride looks beautiful!

Teresa said...

EXACTLY what Beth said! Hugs!


Libby said...

LOVE it!! and beth hit it right. we are all kiet fans for the same reason we are mbk fans!