The specifics of my injury do not really matter. One day, I was healthy. The next day, on a four mile trail run, I sprained my ankle on a very innocent-looking root. That’s when my injury journey started.
As is common with 50 milers across the country, women make up only a fraction of the participants in the Voyageur 50 — less than one in four, to be specific. The more shocking fact to me is that this statistic has remained essentially unchanged since Scott Jurek set the course record twenty years ago!