Rob Murphy

October 15, 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: 11.75 Month: 64.50 Year: 1177.31
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Rough day so far today. Woke up this morning not feeling good at all. Barely got myself dressed and out the door for cross country practice at 5:45. As soon as I got out of the car I spent about five minutes throwing up in the parking lot here at school (good thing I keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in my desk drawer!). Decided to bag the morning run. Skipped the am faculty meeting too. Instead, I went into the school nurses office (actually, the room where the school nurse would be if we had one here in Utah, which we don't. Expensive you know). There is a cot in there and I fell asleep for about an hour and a half. Woke up feeling much better, but unsure of my surroundings. Drove to a convenience store and got some gatorade and managed to keep it down along with a banana.

Feeling a little better now. Gave the kids and essay to write so I don't have to exert myself.

Topic: "George Washington was our most pear-shaped founder. Discuss the significance of this fact."



Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From allie on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 14:12:10 from

yuck. sorry about the sickness.

essay topic -- ha! best teacher ever.

From steve ash on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 14:17:20 from

Something didn't agree from last night? Feel better soon..

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 14:19:18 from

Allie - Thank you. I just added that it's a good thing I have oral hygiene stuff in my desk. I really like your comments and would comment more on your blog were it not for the 74 people already there.

Great race Saturday by the way.

From Rob on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 14:41:34 from

I'm not sure if I feel worse for you or your students. :) Wasn't Benjamin Franklin a founding father? He's pretty darned pear shaped.

From jtshad on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 15:14:23 from

Did any kids see you that would be a story around school!

How about Jon Adams, he was a bit rollie-pollie too! Come to think of it, maybe the founding father's could have used some PE time!

From Bret on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 21:05:30 from

Hope you get to feeling better Rob. Might have picked up a bug from all those little ones around for Andy's party. Great Esssay topic btw!

From baldnspicy on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 22:28:52 from

Jimmy Carter was shaped like a peanut and Ronald Reagan was shaped like a jelly bean. There's two more essays for you.

From Teena Marie on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 00:44:09 from

Hope you are feeling better.

How were the essays? :)

From Steve on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 14:33:59 from

You are awesome..

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