Rob Murphy

August 14, 2020

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 29.55 Month: 99.65 Year: 1606.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I finally managed to drag my weary bones out of bed at 4:15 this morning for a morning run. Although, while sipping my coffee, I looked out the window and noticed several inches of snow on the ground and still coming down pretty hard. A wave of wimpy overtook me and I chose to skip the roads and head to the gym...

Did a slow mile warm-up followed by eight miles in 58:15 on the treadmill. While running, I was treated to about six televisions tuned to "Fox and Friends". Such a treat! From it I learned that since Nancy Pelosi has been Speaker of the House that the national debt has increased by $ 4, 576,000,000,000,001. I had no idea she was that bad! Here I thought the deficit/debt was a result of fighting two wars along with simultaneous tax cuts, and an unwillingness of both parties to make hard choices. But nope, just Pelosi.

My weight was 144 after the run this morning. I'm wondering if I could get down to 138 or so with a little more dietary discipline? I give myself a solid B right now when it comes to diet and nutrition, but there is room for improvement. Not willing to give up beer though... 

pm: two miles on the treadmill plus a mighty hard strength workout.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:30:33 from

Gotta love politicians!

Snow, I am not ready for snow!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:35:27 from

No, this wasn't a politician, but Fox News weatherman/keen political analyist-on-a-couch Steve Ducey!

From Teena Marie on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 22:51:06 from

Silly Rob, of course it is Nancy's fault!! What did those funny little democrat congressmen think would happen when they elected a woman as speaker???

Good thing we have Fox and Friends to set the record straight!!!

You crack me up!

From Jon on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 23:43:05 from

When is State?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 23:46:12 from

Hey Jon - good to hear from you. State was last week. My girls finished a disappointing (to me anyway) fourth. Bummer.

Did you get the book I sent you?

From Teena Marie on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 00:45:57 from

Btw, I sincerely hope you know that I am being slightly sarcastic.

From Bret on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 09:38:23 from

Early start Rob! Hard to believe you have snow on the ground before Halloween and we are suffering in the heat down here in Florida.

The treadmill is good, the treadmill is wise....

From Colby Park on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 14:24:10 from

Rob, thanks for the post. It would be interesting for historians to look at my blog in the future...maybe it will happen if they are studying something about crazy soldiers running while deployed. Haha, that would be a weird study! Looks like you are hitting the mileage pretty good. Any races coming up?

From Jon on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 21:14:07 from

I did. I just bought a thank you card this week, too, but haven't gotten around to mailing it yet.. It was a very unexpected surprise.

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