Rob Murphy

May 23, 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: 17.75 Month: 144.85 Year: 950.09
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8 miles (4 road loops plus a little extra) arounf Sugar House Park.

I'll be in our nation's capital the rest of the week attending the presedential inauguration with a large group of Alta High students. Who knew when we began planning this trip a couple years ago that it would be Donald J. Trump - from a personal standpoint probably the most thouroughly reprehensible human being to ever hold the office? Maybe it will turn out ok though because I'm not 100% convinced that you need to be a good person to be a good president. And since Trump has no core ideology (he's switched his party affiliation 11 times in his life) other than what's good for Trump, maybe pride and concern for his legacy will lead to some sane policies? #HOPE 

We have lots of other great stops planned - Mount Vernon, Fords Theater, Smithsonian, Arlington, National Archives. Abby is coming too which is great because other than Florida to visit grandma and a couple times to Boston when she was too young to remember, she hasn't spent much time in the east. She gets to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier!

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From Holt on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 13:56:06 from

Way cool - even with trump

From RileyCook on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 15:01:30 from

Sounds like a really great trip. My wife and I loved Mount Vernon and of course the National Mall (Smithsonian)! DC is amazing.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 15:13:54 from

My best tour of DC was in 1997 when I ran the Marine Corps Marathon Riley. I highly recommend it. Finishes right at the base of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington. I sometimes feel like crying at the end of a marathon but that time especially! Finishing the race was the first time I had seen it in person and I had no idea how big it was. Really inspiring!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 15:14:44 from

Jeez...that was 20 years ago. I'm old!

From allie on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 15:43:01 from

wow, lots of cool stops indeed -- what an opportunity for your students, and abby!

have fun and be safe out there.

From Fritz on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 17:07:15 from

Cool. Should be a memorable experience nonetheless. #hope

From jtshad on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 07:01:16 from

Have a safe trip. Melancholy that we are not coming with you. Have fun and enjoy DC.

From JTB on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:56:31 from

Have a safe trip, Rob. That will be a very memorable experience for the students.

From Jason D on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 20:05:59 from

That will be a great experience, whatever the students' political stances and the current political situation. I have sadly only been in the airport, but my grandparents met there.

Safe travels.

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