Friday’s QOD

Today’s Question of the Day is deep. What is the difference between living and existing?

Today is Change For Change.Β Bring in $5 to switch up your workout. All proceed go to help Marie-Noelle on her trip to represent Canada for football in Finland. Donations will also be accepted.Β 

Run 1 mile

Compare to Sept.19/11

Tim ad Jason pulling a TON of weight
Tim ad Jason pulling a TON of weight

141 thoughts on “Friday’s QOD”

  1. ValΓ©rie Arseneau

    QOD: Everybody exists but not everyone is living. Living is doing something with yourself. Following you passion. Being happy.

  2. Mobility
    WUx1 (with 20# Wall balls)

    No Strength
    Practiced Power Cleans at 65#

    1 Mile Run

    Time: 6:27

    Great job this morning everyone! It was a very lively 6am class! Good luck to Marie-Noelle on her trip πŸ™‚

    The TL;DR (too long, didn’t read) version is, Life without fun is existing, life with fun is living. You could say happiness, or joy, it boils down to the same thing!

    1. Good race this morning, Adam. I told you I wouldn’t keep up second lap πŸ™‚
      Pick a faster pace bunny next time. You have it in you.

      1. You did great Michelle! I was dying that first lap, you were taking it easy on me! πŸ™‚ I thought I was going to die towards the end.. lol

  3. Living is doing stuff, existing is waiting for stuff to happen.
    Hello from the Georgia twisties.

    1. Hope you’re having a great trip! We miss you @ the 7:00am class (Josh too, but he won’t admit it) Be safe and have fun!

    2. Pretty deep Denis. My favorite answer today, so I’ll copy Michelle’s “lazy girl” comment & ditto this one.

  4. Wu x 2

    a little mobility foam rollin’ lovin’ this morning

    Was going to stick to the running… but decided to change last minute and join Heidi in the WOD ‘Baseline’ – I had never done it. Turned out to be great, Gilles, Crystal and Sonia(from x-clusive) also joined in!

    500m row
    40 squats
    30 sit-ups
    20 push-ups
    10 pull-ups (Green+ purple)

    Time: 6:28 …. not as bad as I thought it would be.

    Happy Friday peeps!

    1. Never done baseline? You haven’t lived, girl!
      Great job on your first try with this one. Going fast (but not all out) on the row is key. πŸ™‚

      1. Gilles and Heidi had never done it also (and probsably not Sonia) …I Guess we’re just a bunch of senior members who’s had the 10 min AMRAP as an intro session. πŸ˜›

  5. Wux2
    Foam roll
    WOD. “Deck of death”
    Diamonds = sit-ups
    Harts = burpees
    Spades = squats
    Clubs = pull-ups
    Joker = 500 m row
    25 min time cap
    -24:06. Finished. GIDDY UP ! First time
    Rob Brydges

    1. oooh, jealous! Finishing the deck is still quite far out of my reach but hopefully one day! Great job, congrats. πŸ™‚

  6. QOD: Existing is physical…you physically take up space. Objects exist. Trees, cars, rocks, buildings exist. Living is more mental, spiritual. Wanting things, needing things, doing things. Loving, feeling, hurting, regretting, yearning, hoping. Happiness and sadness. Passion. That is living.

  7. MOB WU X 2
    Strength – Shoulder Press #65

    500m row
    40 squats
    30 sit- ups
    20 pushups
    10 ring rows
    Times: 6:11 last time on Dec 6th it was 6:37 so got me a little PR. πŸ™‚

    Thanks Amanda! Was a great show as always! πŸ™‚
    Fun WOD!

  8. Shawn Johnson


    Taping my hands up then doing it again.

    WOD. β€œDeck of death” 25 min cap
    Diamonds = sit-ups
    Hearts = burpees
    Spades = squats
    Clubs = pull-ups
    Jokers = 500 m row

    24:59!!!! Finished (Two weeks ago had 59 moves left)

    Hand taping paid off BTW no carnage today.

    1. Shawn Johnson

      The pullups were nicely spaced out so I didn’t have to take many breaks. Pretty sure that’s what made all the difference.

  9. Can you csncel me for 12 please sorry for short notice my doctor called me and said someone cancelled so im gonna go there instead thanks

  10. The difference is mainly in how a person controls their emotions.

    Existing = feeling as if nothing is in your control and let your emotions (fear being one of the main ones) dictate what you can and cannot do.

    Living = Recognize you emotions, understanding them and controlling them so they do not dictate what you do.

  11. QOD: It’s all mathematical
    E=L-H or L=E+H

    E= Existing
    L= Living
    H= Happiness

    Happiness: is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

    But IMO, Happiness is hard to define since it is up to to the beholder to define. πŸ˜‰

    Back to work!!

  12. WU x 2
    Cleans to 5 x 95, stayed there to work on form.

    Run 1 mile = 6min. 36
    PR of 27 secs from Nov./Dec. (end of paleo challenge). I will definitely take it!

  13. Mobility Γ— wu 2

    Change for change
    Flight stimulator

    Unbroken until 45 on way down
    10:55 rx

    1. That was awesome to watch, you were flying. Great strategy to remove you sneakers when you got stuck on the 45’s.

  14. QOD: We all exist, but we choose how we live. It reminds me of the phrase you can survive or you can thrive, the choice is really yours!

    1. All the answers are great, and true, but I am going to say “ditto” to Maria’s πŸ™‚
      The lazy girl’s way out.

  15. WOD (Changed to May 18th)

    30 Push-ups
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Push Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Clean + Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Push Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Cleans
    10 Box Jumps ( courtesy of Blake..)
    30 Push-ups

    Time: 11.33 @105lb

  16. “Change for change”
    WOD (Changed to May 18th)

    30 Push-ups
    10 Cleans
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Push Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Clean + Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Push Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Cleans
    10 Box Jumps (sorry for deciding to add those Sebastian!)
    30 Push-ups

    It just felt like it needed a few more box jumps…
    Time: 10:26 @105lb

    1. Mobility WUx2

      Strength: Deadlift
      5×80, 90, 100, 110, 120 (PR)

      Run 1 Mile
      Time – 8:41

      Last Time – 10:01 but the day was VERY hot…like this evening.

      Practice: 20 Wallballs @ 10 Pounds

      Ooo, today’s question is hard. For me, when I feel the most alive is when I am outside of my comfort zone; when I am learning or doing something new. So, existing would be the converse of this. Days with sameness and no change or challenge. Existing=status quo. Living=status go!

      Thanks for the great class Amanda.

      1. Jackie!!! Nice PR! Your running is awesome, you looked like a pro this morning! Very strong, great job!

      2. Marathon running in a previous life! Hopefully I still have some form. Have a great weekend everyone!

  17. QOD: Difference between living and existing = Difference between Crossfit and “those other gyms”

    Wu x 2

    Wod: Change for change (May 30)

    Thrusters @ 65# (rx’d) 15-10-5-10-15
    3 Muscle ups (scaled to 15 pullups)

    Time: 11:13

    Row: 800m (?) racing Charlie. Great job … ready for a rematch whenever you are!!

  18. Baseline:
    500m row
    40 squats
    30 sit-ups
    20 push-ups
    10 pull-ups (Blue + purple)
    Time : 5:52

    Had a lot of fun with everyone this week! You guys were really nice and made me feel like home. Great energy at crossfit Moncton that’s for sure!
    Thanks Kevin and wishing everyone a good weekend and good luck Marie!
    See you all soon at Battle of North I hope πŸ˜‰

  19. Mobility
    Wu x 2
    Foam rolling and lacross ball

    WOD ” Change for Change”

    Deck of death

    First time doing this and Finished in
    Time: 22:46 Rx

    Ps. Crossfit moncton jinx continues got a joker on my first card LOL:P

    was pretty fun for first time but almost puked on the second row that was at the end.

    1. ohhh also thanks amanda to make sure i wasn’t compromising form for speed.

      1. You did awesome, I knew you’d get through all your cards!! (Even by slowing down your squats to get full expression I knew you would. Thank you for that!!)

    2. Awesome time on the WOD! Congrats! Probably not a bad thing to have to do a row while you are still fresh πŸ™‚

  20. Strength: deadlifts
    5x 154-170-185-185-200 (pr)

    WOD: Baseline. 43 seconds off my PR. I’ll blame it on the “home alone diet”. Patrick has been away for 2 weeks and I lose my motivation to cook & eat well when he’s not there.

    1. Congrats on your deadlifts PR. Is that a result of the “home alone diet” too? πŸ˜‰

      1. thanks! haha not the home alone diet, I knew I’d have 200#x5 because when I tried 195#x5 I had more left in me. Patrick is home next week, I’ll have my diet cleaned up! haha

  21. Thank you everyone, for all your donations for Marie-Noelle! She is very special and your generosity means a lot to all of us!

  22. I didn’t do change for change but I put $5 for Marie-Noel as a donation.

    Wu x 1

    Dead lift x 5


    Run a mile

    Time: 6:07

      1. Been aiming for 6 min but my diet has been crap for a few weeks and I’m carrying a few extra pounds. πŸ™

  23. WU x 2
    Foam rolling
    Wod Baseline
    Been wanting sub 5:00 min since I started so I was and got it on my 200th class… pretty happy with that.
    Thanks for the push Kevin and Lora

  24. wux2
    OHS x 5
    85-100-115-130-145(3) 5# PR

    WOD Run a Mile in a thunderstorm with high winds and pouring rain
    time =7:30 PR of 3 seconds

    1. You run fast when there is lightning about to strike your ass!
      Nice PR on the OHS too!
      Great job today.

    2. I was home at the BBQ during the rain storm, but I was thinking about you guys running in the rain.

  25. Mobility
    WU x 2 ( 1st round wall balls 20 #, 5 HSPU w 45# and abb matt 2nd round wall balls and ring dips no bands)

    no strength today

    Run 1 mile : 9:13 time.

    Thanks Lora for the help with the HSPU and Thanks Corinna for the fun class

      1. Fast learner and very eager to learn makes a great student! You’re doing great Jeremy!

  26. Mob

    No strength practice wall balls again, I will become a master!

    Did my very first toes to bar! Woohoo

    1 mile run…. In a thunderstorm! Thanks Joey & Sarah for the company as the rocks, and sand pelted us πŸ™‚

    Time: 8:11

    Awesome class Corinna!

  27. Mob Wu x 2
    2 sets of ten 10lb wallballs
    Long story I ran the mile. In a last minute decision, I took off late after the group left. I was going to beat the rain…As Mario put it, he knew I was in trouble when a tornado like wind came up with a cow in it!
    It was soggy but fun.
    Fun night at the gym. Thanks Corinna

    1. Oh I felt so bad for you out there in that downpour/tornado! But, as always, you just kept smiling and laughing. You Russians are a tough breed!

  28. Mob/WU

    Squat Clean
    135-155-165-185-1915-205-215-225-235-245(X)-245(X)-245 !!! πŸ˜€

    WOD (May 22 2013)

    4 rounds
    5 HSPU
    25 Squats
    = 3:13 …. about 40 seconds under my attempt last Sunday. Fresher legs today.

    Good job to all the rain runners! πŸ˜€

  29. Mobility
    Wu x 2
    Strength floor press
    185/ 225/ 245 x 4 out of time
    Change for change
    Did may 22
    4 rds
    5 hspu’s
    25 squats
    Rx 3.11
    Went much better than I expected!!
    Tried some more hspu’s after got 14 consecutive!!

  30. mobility

    Push Press


    WOD: 1 Mile Run

    Time: 7:40

    Boo 50 secs slower then last october i gotta start running ever day need to get back into it.

  31. WUx2
    Foam Rolling + Lacross ball on shoulders

    WOD Run 1 mile

    Time–> 6:36 exactly same time as Sept 19 2011
    But I say PR if you count in the factor of the Wind and heavy Rain mid way through the run.

    Great job 5:45 crew!

    Have a great weekend fella CrossFitters!

  32. Mobility
    WU x 2
    Lacrosse ball love

    WOD from May 18
    “Push Up Bookends” @ Rx
    30 Pushups
    10 Cleans @ 95#
    10 Box Jumps @ 20″
    10 Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Clean and Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Jerks
    10 Box Jumps
    10 Cleans
    30 Pushups
    Time = 12:17

    Great job 5:45 crew. Hats off to all those who ran in the thunderstorm!

    1. you paid for this?.. almost as gross as the one I paid to do! lol.. nice work on this tough wod!

  33. Mob
    wu x 2

    no strength

    practiced pullups
    no band 4 woot woot

    WOD: 1 mile run

    Time: 8:16

    Got a PR of over a minute even in the downpour!! So fun though!! First hand rip, just as Jeff predicted!!! LOL


    Thanks Jenn B for encouraging me to try my pullups sans band today!

    1. WOOHOO! Congrats on your band-less pullups! (sorry about the rip though). Huge PR on your run too. Great day indeed!

    2. I am happy I saw your first bandless pull ups. Congrats. Thanks for all the laughs regarding our run/swim. If we had a bike we could call ourselves triathletes lol.

  34. Very happy to see so many opt for “Change for Change” and others who stuck with the posted WOD but gave a donation to support Marie-No. We are super proud of you Marie-No! Kick some butt in Finland. πŸ™‚

    1. Miss Taylor and I put a donation in as well even tho we stuck with posted wod! Good Luck Marie! We know you will make us proud!! πŸ˜‰

    2. Yes Marie Noelle Have fun in Finland. You are an amazing Athlete. We are proud of you.

    3. Lots of my 6am’ers put in a donation even though they weren’t changing the wod too! I love our members!

  35. WOD: 12-9-6 : RX @ 95lbs

    Power Cleans and Burpees

    Time: 3:00 minutes

    Not as fun working out alone, but a big thanks to Rob and Marc for staying to encouraging me!

    Nice work everybody! A lot of different WOD’s going on tonight which made the evening interesting. A special mention goes out to the 5:45 p.m. class who got caught in the rainstorm/ hurricane. I was worried about you guys and was relieved when you all made it back safely!

  36. WU x 2

    Hang power snatch x 3

    65 75 85 95 105

    Change for Change


    Time: 6:00

    First time doing this WOD, I know I can shave more time off this. Wasted too much time during transitions.

    1. Coach Patrick always preaches about fast transition times on this wod! You still had a great time on it Marcel!

  37. Mob

    Foam roll, lacrosse ball love

    WOD change for change

    Team grindy solo Rx @135


    Wow, tough one, thanks marcel, frank, gabe and Lora and the rest of 5:45 for all the cheering, helped me push through to the end..

    1. Although I think you’re nuts, I’m really proud of you for tackling this WOD and kicking its ass. Nice work πŸ™‚

  38. Front Squat x 5



    500 m row
    40 squats
    30 sit ups
    20 push ups
    10 pull ups
    Time = 6:29

    Had to take the opportunity to loose my virginity on the baseline WOD today. Thanks to Gilles, Chantal, & Crystal for joining me on this one. Squats after rowing is always interesting.

    I agree with Adam… it was a really lively 6 a.m. class this morning. More chatter than usual. Probably had something to do with a sunny/warm morning.

  39. Mobility
    WU x 2

    No strength
    WOD from May 4
    3 rounds (1 min @ each station)
    Med ball cleans 8#
    Box jumps 12″/45# plate
    KBS 25#
    score 150

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