Name: Eva Nota
Started at CrossFit Zeeburg: July 2017
Lock ‘n load, Eva is here to do the 13 km Viking Run, and no one is stopping her from stepping over that finish line on Saturday the 19th of May. We asked Eva a couple of questions to see how she started CrossFit, what motivates her, and what we can wake her up for in the middle of the night.
How were you introduced to CrossFit?
Some friends told me how awesome it was so I went to CrossFit Zeeburg and was sold immediately.
How do you stay motivated?
By checking out athletes on Instagram and by trying to get better and stronger each workout.
Nutrition is an important but often overlooked aspect of training – What is your approach to nutrition?
I try to eat very healthy and in particular enough protein. For a short distance run, I won’t change my diet though.
The Iron Viking Run is described as “the most intense version of the marathon”, what aspect of the Run will be the biggest challenge for you?
Well, I’m just doing the 13KM so that’s nothing compared to a real marathon. I ran the NYC marathon once and I can tell you, I’ve never done anything in my life as heavy as that… My biggest challenge during the Viking Run will be the high obstacles, since I have really short legs 😉
Do you do anything specific to prepare for the Iron Viking Run?
I’ll try to go running a few times. Next to that, I’ll just keep up doing my CrossFit workouts.
What is your favorite & least favorite exercise?
Let’s start with my least favorite exercise. I wish I could skip the rowing and biking in every workout but when I do it, I try to just get over it and go for it.
My favorite exercises are handstand pushups and pull-ups. I love it how your arms are capable of carrying or pulling up your whole body!
Last question: For what can we wake you up in the middle of the night?