Rob Murphy

June 20, 2021

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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: 137.05 Year: 1160.25
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I think I'm going to take a day off.

Walked 3.5 miles this morning before cross country practice. Might go to the gym later and do some cross training. 

OK, I had a change of plans.I had planned to take the day off today, go for a nice walk, maybe do some stretching and core work. But I came home from cross country practice this morning and Ann had been to Great Harvest and came home with this big bag of huge chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. So I had to have like four of the damn things because I completely lack discipline.

So then I was sitting around the house feeling guilty and like I was a bad person. And the only cure for that is a run so I went to the gym and hammered myself on the treadmill for an hour.

One mile warm-up

60 minute treadmill fartlek: Two minutes at 7.5, Two minutes at 8.5, Two minutes at 9.5, Four minutes at 10.5. Repeat six times but was actually running as fast as 10.8 at the end.

Feel better now after having paid for my sins.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Laputka on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 00:40:23 from

Ha ha, I go through the same thing. I've been good for the last 5-6 days but I know what you mean. You pig out on something and you feel horrible afterwards, physically and mentally.

From allie on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 13:23:42 from

dang that great harvest. there is no amount of discipline that can keep one from eating those cookies. nice run :)

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 15:25:00 from

For me, the only hope is not buying it in the first place. Once any sort of junk food, cookies, cinnamon roles... makes it in my front door, I will eat until the stuff is gone.

From Chad Robinson on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 15:31:34 from

I'm the same way with junk food but I never feel guilty:) Nice way to take it to the treadmill though.

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