I had a dream no really I had a dream last night where I was surrounded by runners of all ages and abilities, of all races and religions. I'm not sure where we were but it was an amazing feeling just standing there with thousands of runners. It wasn't the start of a marathon which would explain it but it seemed that these runners had come from different directions to meet at this point. As I looked around me I happy faces looking back at me and at each other. Some had on great brand new running attire while others had old t-shirts or Rocky style sweatshirt with holes. Some looked like they can win the Olympics and others well lets say we were more mortal. Some were tall other short. So many different types of runners all in one place. The question was why?
Well my dream never did answer it was more of a feeling but during my long run today I had to think about my theories on why would so many runners be in my dreams and why would they all be running to one place from so many different directions. As I ran I thought about all this and my thinking brought me to these conclusions. This last week was a very busy week. We had our first week of formal Racing team practices and seeing the team getting to know each other and the combined talent in this group is impressive. We held our first practice of our Warriors Youth Track Club and it was just plain amazing to see such enthusiasm from all those kids! If that wasn't enough we opened up our first WAR Running Club runs just today and seeing runners with their own story and reason why they run just put a smile on my face! And last but not least running my long run with the Cal High team is always such joy and pleasure. I can only imagine that this dream was a reminder that my life is full of runners and the dream of building a larger more united running community is one that can come true and in many ways has already start to be formed. I do hope that my dream was not just a happy thought but a plan to build a running community of all ages of all ability of all background with one thing in common. We all love to run to share the passion that it is to go out there with just our will and push ourselves together. I want to believe that we can build something beautiful together. Some will go on and run in the Olympics! Others will just go on and run and run and run but all of us will love every minute of it. As I have warned you these Saturday long run post are a bit random but that was my dream last night and these were my thoughts this morning. I can only hope that more kids join our Warriors Track club and more community members come out for our club runs and that our Elite runners take running to new levels! WAR as an organization is here to stay and where it goes is more up to you than me. Thanks again for reading my ramblings and as always best of luck with all your running dreams and goals!
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Coach Rojas has 11 combined years of coaching experience at various levels including coaching a high school D1 State finalist team and 3 years in a row of a top 10 state ranking. He is passionate of the sport of running and loves to see new runners take up the sport! He wants to share a lifetime of running experience to all