3 MINUTES WITH: TAMARA LUNGER

Talking about Tamara, Simone Moro said she “just doesn’t have the software for the city.” But Tamara knows how to get the most out of the mountains – despite her knee problems. She tells us about how she gets strength from her fear, finds inner peace even without sports and about the life motto she learned from her mother.

AFRAID OF MEN

As a little kid I was afraid of every new toy. And of men! It could be that this fear even influenced my athletic career. Maybe I thought I had to be strong so that I wouldn’t need to be afraid of them anymore. Now I don’t see a difference on the mountain between the guys and myself. I want to perform just like they do; I want the same responsibility. Men aren’t my competition. I am.

 

INNER PEACE

Qigong helps me stay calm and find my inner peace. I feel balanced, even if I’m not allowed or able to do sports so intensely, like right now. At times like these, I need it to make up a little bit for the homesickness I feel for the mountains. I’ve been having problems with my knees for 15 years. If I don’t stop now and let the inflammation heal and subside, the future won’t be so bright.

WHO KNOWS WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR

My mother always said, “Who knows what it’s good for.” This motto stayed with me throughout my childhood. You never know why something happens. Maybe you’ll find out at some point, maybe not. But there’s this higher power that only wants the best for your life. At least I strongly believe that I’m going to get what’s best for my life. Even if it’s not always nice, it’s what I need right then. That’s how I try to look at it.