Rob Murphy

August 12, 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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
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More treadmill miles.

Dreadful news today from the fiscal cliff front. Turns out that if we plunge off said cliff in a few days the price of milk in the U.S. will likely double. My kids drink little else besides milk and cutting back would be traumatic. Apparently the reason for the increase would be a sharp reduction in federal subsidies to the dairy industry. Will also impact butter and cheese and all dairy products. 

Might have to just get used to it. I guess the price of most of our food is artificially low due to federal subsidies.  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 19:33:33 from

If ice cream goes up too, I'll be down to 130 lbs in no time. Might actually be good for my running.

From Jon on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 19:56:52 from

Actually, it's dumber than that. It would increase because the government would have to buy it per some 1940's law that would make them purchase it at a higher price, driving up cost for everyone. And, the article even says that milk isn't subsidized today- in fact the government puts a price floor. So, they are actually making us pay more today. Either way, milk costs more cause of the government.

Article here on a pretty big site:

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 21:08:22 from

You are correct Jon. I was watching this report on the treadmill and trying to read the captions.

From Jon on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 07:39:00 from

Yeah, I ha d to read it a few times to fully understand it and how silly it was. Current situation is price floor that ensures we don't get cheap milk. Next situation will be mandatory high prices. Awesome. I'm with you- milk for 4 kids won't be cheap.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 07:43:29 from

I remember when I was a kid and my dad was out of work for a while - we had to drink Carnation powdered milk. It was OK on cereal but not so good to drink.

Might have to resort to that.

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