For Tanja, running is her medicine, her therapy, her muse. As a German ultra-runner, she braves new paths and breaks stereotypes. At 46 years old, life is full of adventure, great health, and new lessons learned every day.
Tanja treads an honorable road, more of representation than accolades. One foot in front of the other, she teaches the compounding power of consistency and to “never ever give up, because you can do anything.”
What awards and recognition have you received?
Although I’ve achieved many goals I’ve set, finishing as the ultra-run winner isn’t my top priority. I love to run for a good cause, and I contribute to a lot of women’s projects. I was one of the first women to run in the Nefud desert in Saudi Arabia in 2020. I also completed a 240-kilometer run from Leipzig to Berlin. In 2020, I ran 20 marathons for a sports series to collect donations and finished a 100k run in the Sahara Desert. My next big mission is to run 166 kilometers nonstop in the arctic.
Can you tell us about any challenges you’ve faced?
The pandemic presented many issues for me, like it did for us all. Running multiple marathons in a row without a cheering audience was emotionally exhausting. I had to discover a different way to find motivation and prevent myself from stopping.
Did your initial Omega-6:3 ratio surprise you? Has it changed from your first reading?
Since I’m a certified nutritionist, I knew about the importance of Omega-3, but I hadn’t learned about the ratio. As an ultra-runner, I need to be very conscious of what I eat. I was shocked when I saw my first Omega 6:3 ratio. It was 15:1. It’s a lot better now.
How did you first hear about Zinzino?
A Zinzino Partner contacted me on social media. I appreciated the test-based nutrition approach and started integrating the products into my regime.
What Zinzino products do you currently use?
I take BalanceOil+, ZinoBiotic+, and Energy Bar.
Tell us about your performance since using Zinzino.
After a short period of taking Zinzino, I noticed a clear improvement in my physical health. I hardly had any muscle pain, and now I recover faster, and sleep better. Interestingly, a healthy gut is essential in endurance sports and ZinoBiotic+ keeps it healthy. The bars are super tasty and a great alternative to dried dates. These keep me going on my long runs. Overall, I’m able to perform better because of these food supplements.
Why should people think about taking BalanceOil+?
Zinzino can tremendously improve anybody, athlete, or non-athlete. We all need more Omega-3 in our systems and BalanceOil+ makes it easy to reach the adequate daily amount. A small measure for good health; that’s it!
Explain your experience with Zinzino in one sentence.
Zinzino helps power my long runs and gives me more energy in my life.
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