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

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And the oars kind of became a symbol of just in how many ways I went beyond what I thought were my limits. I suffered from tendinitis on my shoulders and saltwater sores on my bottom. I really sulgrgetd psolylahilocgcy, totally overwhelmed by the scale of the challenge, realizing that, if I craried on moving at two miles an hour, 3,000 miles was going to take me a very, very long time. There were so many times when I thought I'd hit that lmiit, but had no choice but to just carry on and try and frguie out how I was going to get to the other side without driving myself crazy.

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And the oars kind of became a symbol of just in how many ways I went beyond what I thought were my limits. I suffered from tendinitis on my shoulders and saltwater sores on my bottom. I really _________ _______________, totally overwhelmed by the scale of the challenge, realizing that, if I _______ on moving at two miles an hour, 3,000 miles was going to take me a very, very long time. There were so many times when I thought I'd hit that _____, but had no choice but to just carry on and try and ______ out how I was going to get to the other side without driving myself crazy.

Solution

  1. struggled
  2. figure
  3. psychologically
  4. carried
  5. limit

Original Text

And the oars kind of became a symbol of just in how many ways I went beyond what I thought were my limits. I suffered from tendinitis on my shoulders and saltwater sores on my bottom. I really struggled psychologically, totally overwhelmed by the scale of the challenge, realizing that, if I carried on moving at two miles an hour, 3,000 miles was going to take me a very, very long time. There were so many times when I thought I'd hit that limit, but had no choice but to just carry on and try and figure out how I was going to get to the other side without driving myself crazy.

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Important Words

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