Rob Murphy

August 15, 2020

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesRob Murphy's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth ViewYear View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


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

So we were discussing the most influential Americans of all time in class today and a student got mad at me for saying Jesus wasn't an American.

This afternoon I took to the roads and ran a quick 4.25 miles.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:00:55 from

I hope you don't lose your job over that. So who is the most influential in the eyes of the professor?

From MarkS on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:01:00 from

He wasn't???

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:18:02 from

I had to shoot down Hitler too!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:18:24 from

Washington, Lincoln - flip a coin.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:20:56 from

Actually I'm not sure whether he was mad at me for saying Jesus wasn't am American for me laughing at Jesus being on his list.

I need to be more sensitive and gentile in my corrections.

From Kam on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:30:15 from

What about the Kardashians?

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 13:33:50 from

I would go with Bruce Jenner as a track and field guy.

From Jason D on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 14:08:50 from

"Jesus" is very American, but Jesus was not an American. Maybe that is what he meant. Eh, maybe.

I am always careful with students who offer "interesting" responses, but it is often difficult. A former professor used to say, "In fact, you're 100% wrong. But the good thing about that is you can say the opposite of what you said and be 100% right." But the look on students' faces!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 16:04:33 from

You sound like a good teacher Jason. I would say I need to be more careful with students who offer "interesting" responses.

I would say that beginning with the Second Great Awakening we have done a good job of Americanizing Jesus.

He was a capitalist you know. And a Republican.

From Jason D on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 19:45:10 from

But I have college students, whose responses have been tempered by four years of high school :-)

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):