As I sit here contemplating my run today I'm filled with so many thoughts. First of all, yesterday I had somebody tell me about a pretty neat trail along the mountain that was for hiking, running, and biking, called the Bonneville Shoreline. I knew there was a trail there but I just didn't know where it ended or how to get down off the trail. So when I learned more about it I was anxious to get up there and try it out for a run. It's no secret that I have been wishing for over a year now that I had a running partner. I know I have mentioned it a few times on the blog. Well....one of my good friends, Annaleesa, who used to run and whom I was hoping would someday start running again just signed up for the 2012 Ragnar through the company she works for. That was super exciting news for me because now it means she has to start training, which also means I can go on runs with her at night when she gets home from work. (She also put my name down as an alternate-wahoo! I would love to run Ragnar!) Well this morning we were texting and decided to head up to the hills and try this trail. Ok, it was more my idea because I just really didn't want to run it alone for my first time. I thought it would be a great idea also for Annaleesa because trail running is a lot better for your body than concrete or asphalt right? WRONG! At least not in this situation. We drove up to the parking lot and started our run and less than a mile into it Annaleesa rolled her foot and twisted her ankle!! Boo :( No more running for Annaleesa today. We headed back to the car and I took her home. I felt so horrible. We should have just stayed on flat ground for our first run together. Wow, what a friend I am.
I took a little jog around the cemetery and then headed on home. I stopped at the mailbox to then open a small package from Intermountain Donor Specialists. When Porter passed away we were able to have some of his tissues be used in the organ donation program and he was able to help a few people. We receive quarterly newsletters called Heart to Heart with beautiful poetry and thoughts from others who have lost loved ones. In the package I opened today was this beautiful medallion that could be used as a keepsake or placed on the grave.