2017 October – Miranda Conner

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Complete the sentence:

I am… ME, confident, strong, a wife, and a mother

I like… coffee, challenges, dark chocolate, all things pumpkin

I dislike… loud noises, crowded places, clutter and disorganization, being idle, and talking about myself

I eat… pretty healthy.

I will… eventually have that corner office!


Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…

I have two awesome kids. You probably have met my son at one of the evening classes. My daughter plays soccer.   I have also been married for 15 years to Mike Conner.


I spent some time in the USAF as a B-52 crew chief and a maintenance coordinator, followed that with a brief stint in advertising and then as an emergency dispatcher. I am now a Program Manager and the Business Team Lead at the University of Dayton Research Institute.


I don’t really have a whole lot of hobbies outside of Crossfit. I enjoy reading and am getting ready to go back to school to get my MBA. I enjoy learning and challenging myself.


What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?

Before Crossfit, I had run multiple half marathons and one marathon, always looking to change it up, I did a Warrior Dash then decided to do a Tough Mudder. It was during training for the Tough Mudder in 2011 that I discovered Crossfit and found Centerville Crossfit was right around the corner.


What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?

Double unders were my nemesis. It took me 2 painful years to string them together and now I can do 150ub.

A 200lb jerk would be pretty cool and being able to do muscle ups on ALL the rings, not just the ones off the rig.


What is your favorite movement?

Power Cleans, Jerks, double unders


What is your least favorite movement?

Burpees, thrusters, wall balls…..I can’t pick just one


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

My favorite words to live by are from the guy who used to stand at the corner of 48 and Alex-Bell on Mondays holding a motivational sign, they are“Those Who Risk – Win”. Another one of my favorites is “What is the worst that could happen?”


Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?

Just give it a chance. The beauty about Crossfit is that anyone can do it, no matter the age or capability.


What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The coaches and the community are the best. I have met some awesome people and made some great friends at Centerville Crossfit.

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