18 10 / 2011
Her daily routine is unswerving. From 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. she swims. Afterward, she stops at a bakery for a two-donut breakfast (she weighs 115 pounds — same as 20 years ago — and has a body any 23-year-old would die for). She then arrives at her fast-growing Silicon Valley start-up, where she serves as human resources director and regularly works until 7:30 p.m. with no lunch break.
Val says swimming ranks third on her list of priorities: “First comes my family, then my job, then swimming.”"