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From the Ted Talk "Roz Savage: Why I'm rowing across the Pacific"

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The Atlantic Rowing Race runs from the Canaries to Antigua, it's about 3,000 eimsl, and it turned out to be the hardest thing I had ever done. Sure, I had wanted to get outside of my mfrtooc zone, but what I'd sort of failed to notice was that getting out of your comfort zone is, by definition, extremely uncomfortable. And my timing was not targe either: 2005, when I did the Atlantic, was the yare of Hurricane Katrina. There were more tropical storms in the North itctalna than ever before, since records began. And pretty early on, those somtsr started making their presence known.

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The Atlantic Rowing Race runs from the Canaries to Antigua, it's about 3,000 _____, and it turned out to be the hardest thing I had ever done. Sure, I had wanted to get outside of my _______ zone, but what I'd sort of failed to notice was that getting out of your comfort zone is, by definition, extremely uncomfortable. And my timing was not _____ either: 2005, when I did the Atlantic, was the ____ of Hurricane Katrina. There were more tropical storms in the North ________ than ever before, since records began. And pretty early on, those ______ started making their presence known.

Solution

  1. great
  2. comfort
  3. storms
  4. miles
  5. atlantic
  6. year

Original Text

The Atlantic Rowing Race runs from the Canaries to Antigua, it's about 3,000 miles, and it turned out to be the hardest thing I had ever done. Sure, I had wanted to get outside of my comfort zone, but what I'd sort of failed to notice was that getting out of your comfort zone is, by definition, extremely uncomfortable. And my timing was not great either: 2005, when I did the Atlantic, was the year of Hurricane Katrina. There were more tropical storms in the North Atlantic than ever before, since records began. And pretty early on, those storms started making their presence known.

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Important Words

  1. antigua
  2. atlantic
  3. began
  4. canaries
  5. comfort
  6. definition
  7. early
  8. extremely
  9. failed
  10. great
  11. hardest
  12. hurricane
  13. katrina
  14. making
  15. miles
  16. north
  17. notice
  18. presence
  19. pretty
  20. race
  21. records
  22. rowing
  23. runs
  24. sort
  25. started
  26. storms
  27. timing
  28. tropical
  29. turned
  30. uncomfortable
  31. wanted
  32. year
  33. zone