Rob Murphy

November 17, 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: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
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On the treadmill at the gym. Nothing to write home about.

Had a great dinner when I got home from Abby's swim practice (steak salad) which leads me to a confession I need to make. I'm kinda digging this whole paleo thing. As with anything, some people get all cult-like about it, but the general principles make sence to me.

But I'm still going to do lots of "cardio" and you will have to pry my last slice of bread or plate of spaghetti from my cold dead hands. I know thats a little like saying I'm a vegetarian except for the ribeye but whatever...I've never been much good at strictly living up to any principles I've claimed to believe in. Doesn't mean I don't believe in them though.

Which make me think of my good buddy, Thomas Jefferson. T. Jeff was the original strict constructionist. But then he got the opportunity to purchase Louisiana for 15 million bucks from France. I can just see him scouring the Constitution... "let's see, where does it say I can purchase Louisiana from France".... he did it anyway. Turned out good for our little country. The moral is never let your principles get in the way of what you really want to do.

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From DaveM on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 21:01:09 from

Could the moral of the TJ story also be that sometimes a strict constructionist can act on behalf of his own preferred freedoms?

Thanks for the comment. I may have some questions for you this Spring when I work at reducing my Lactate Threshold.

From Steve on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 00:08:16 from

Man, you are in the groove today. That second paragraph defines my life.

From Steve on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 00:13:13 from

I mean the third one. I believe fiercely, act mediocre.

From Jason D on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 00:26:30 from

I had a conversation with a friend and she asked me, "but there's a day when you will no longer eat meat completely, right?" I told her I don't do anything categorically. Not because I am weak or unprincipled, but it is hard to say what I will do or what needs I might have in the future. For instance, when tonight I ate a gas station chicken salad sandwich because I am whinny about not being able to run like I normally do.

I think Paul once made a comment about Sasha describing his diet as "veganish," which I quite like. Adapt some of the principles, and go from there.

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