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

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

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.
## Open Cloze

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

- struggled
- figure
- psychologically
- carried
- 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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