Rob Murphy

October 19, 2019

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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: 27.25 Month: 80.00 Year: 1192.81
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Out the door at 6:30 this morning for16.5 miles in about two hours. Ran around Sugarhouse a couple times, down 15th East past the outside breakfast eaters and coffee drinkers at 15th and 15th, and then down to Liberty Park for several miles on the wood chip path. The city recently dumped a lot of fresh wood chip on the trail so it is considerably softer and slower than usual. Nice run, but legs felt a little slow from the hard 800s yesterday.

Ann and  the kids met me at the park at 8:45 and we dropped her off at her yoga class. The kids and I went to Barnes and Noble in Sugarhouse for a treat in the cafe and some fun hangin' out in the kids section reading books. I was reading this book by this dude who is apparently a surfing legend named Laird Hamilton called "Force of Nature". I was wondering if I wrote a book about myself if I could use a title like that without gagging. Anyway, the book had lots of glossy pictures of Laird surfing big waves all over the planet, pictures of Laird gazing off into the distance with intensity and deep wisdom, Laird with his incredibly gorgeous family. The book should maybe be called "Force of My Perfection". So I woud never buy this book but there is a lot of worthwhile advice in it so if anyone wanted to buy it for me and have it shipped to my house that would be cool.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 13:42:44 from

Great run! Looking forward to seeing you guys next weekend.

From Steve on Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 16:50:26 from

I won't buy it and send it to you, but I will send you a picture of me passing some ladies of size in a race like I was a force of nature.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 18:26:03 from

Your water skiing picture is similar to the ones in the book except you need to be shirtless and flexing - but not look like you're flexing.

From Steve on Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 03:22:20 from

I can flex my gut but when I do it with my shirt off, little kids run screaming.

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