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New University Overview Video

June 6, 2009

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Lake Miramar

March 13, 2009

Lake MiramarOver the past month JP Catholic students have been running at nearby Lake Miramar. From the lake there is an awesome breath-taking view of the San Diego city – awe-inspiring and motivating for a run around the lake. There is something very tranquil about the lake and early morning runs with a group of students are the best way to start the day – after a quick prayer of course. There is complete bliss, the lake water reflects similar to a glass mirror, the Pacific Ocean breeze sprays your face gently, the smooth pavement roads are easy on your feet, and the flora exerts a healthy green – setting the tone for a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

The pavement road that hugs the lake is a distant of 4.92 miles with added mile markers for cycling enthusiasts, runners, and walkers. I had run through Lake Miramar trails and was familiar with the surroundings, but I had never run around the entire lake, until this quarter when I did it by accident. A few weeks ago a group of JP Students agreed to meet early morning at the lake for a run. Running to the sound of iPod headphones playing motivational music, I got caught-up in the running experience and got very ahead to where I couldn’t see anyone behind me. I was unaware of the distance I had traveled but had a notion that it would be faster to progress forward and loop around the lake then to go back the way I came. To ensure my theory, I asked a lady walking along the path. She confirmed my supposition and ensured me it would be quicker to keep going then to go back, and I did. I ran the entire lake. When I reached the place where I started, other JP Catholic students asked me about Sophomore Media student Alan LeMire, for they told me he followed behind me during my run. I was a little worried for I didn’t recall seeing him, but my worry quickly left when I saw him running towards us off in the distance. After catching his breath, he told me how he had not gone running in over 2 months and was amazed at his accomplishment – I was too. Running at Lake Miramar is a fun and quick getaway from the city commotion and sharing that thrilling experience with fellow classmates through weekly runs has definitely made good college memories.