Angel is Back

"I didn’t foresee how deeply injuries can feel like a threat to your identity,” Angel Collinson told me recently. “I feel like it’s all about attitude and perspective. Right when it happened, I had to understand that the only thing we have control over is our attitude. We can choose our perspective on things. So I was like ‘OK, it’s time to employ that and see how I do.’”

I spoke to Angel, who's recovering from a knee injury she sustained last spring in Alaska, for a story for

Read more on Angel's unique approach to recovery and rehab (it involves pineapple smoothies and trips to Hawaii), plus how getting back to Alaskan spines starts on a groomed run in Utah.