Rob Murphy

June 19, 2018

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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: 15.55 Month: 124.10 Year: 1138.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

11.25 miles on the treadmill after work.

Long day. Arrived at work early, had an after school AP review for the young scholars, supervising a student teacher this semester and trying to fulfill a bunch of silly requirements our administration has placed on us teachers to justify their existence. These are things that they imagine improve the quality of our school but, in fact, only distract us from what we really need to do. 

Andy and I have started a new tradition of going to Beans and Brews on 27th South while Abby is at her violin lesson. The tradition is that I get a cup of coffee and Andy gets a hot chocolate and pesters me the whole time to get him a cookie as well. Every week when we are there, an old man comes in a few minutes after us and orders a cup of coffee and just stares vacantly off into space. We can't decide whether or not he comes in every night at 6:22 or just every Wednesday night at 6:22.  

My run today was good. Close to the highlight of my day. I must say, I am looking excitedly forward to the Jazz game tonight. Shouldn't have too much trouble with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Speaking of Milwaukee, Theodore Roosevelt was shot there while running for President on the Bull Moose ticket in 1912. Gave his entire speech with a bullet in his chest. Men were men back then. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From dugco on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 19:21:48 from

Let it out, Rob - a bit more tangential than usual this evening. Breathe deep, focus.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 19:31:14 from

Yeah, kinda flying off all over the place.

I would classify this blog post, if it were in my local independent bookstore, as "literary non-fiction".

From Jake K on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 08:44:55 from

Roosevelt was definitely a real man. He puts guys me like to shame.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 09:07:00 from

He would probably confuse you with a toothpick and start picking his teeth with you.

From Steve on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 18:27:14 from

Ha Ha! Just give him the cookie..!

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