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Words of Wisdom from David Goggins

Words of Wisdom from David Goggins

Starting the week off right with this nugget of wisdom from the living legend that is @davidgoggins.The truth is, I’ve never really believed in “luck”.Divine timing? Yes.But luck? Not so much.It seems to give too much up to chance and feels like I’m giving my power away.As one of my favourite phrases from Roman philosopher Seneca goes…“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.In my opinion, anything you desire can be earned with a healthy balance of effort and a growth mindset.PS. If you haven’t yet read ‘Can’t Hurt Me’, I’d highly recommend it! There are so many gems of inspiration...

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Powered by Plants

Powered by Plants

I love it when a crew member tags us in their pics and says that our gels “Only include the good stuff" and that "Every ingredient has a purpose!”.That’s what I set out to achieve with VALA and seeing so many of you connect with our brand purpose makes me smile from ear to ear.When we say “Made from natural ingredients” we really do mean it.Keep reading to find out the purpose of each of VALA’s seven ingredients…MAPLE SYRUPMaple syrup contains a blend of sucrose and fructose, which are easily absorbed by the body. These are essential for a quick...

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Celebrating Dann's Sobriety

Celebrating Dann's Sobriety

Five years ago the person closest to my heart made a decision that would change his life forever.On March 19th 2017, my partner Dann decided it was the day to start living a life free from alcohol.This one decision started a whole journey of transformation, which included switching to a plant based diet and taking up running.We often joke that he replaced one habit with another… and it’s something that a lot of sober recovery runners have also said.The results of these new lifestyle habits were transformational and I have no doubt in my mind that Dann’s passion for running...

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Masculine + Feminine Energy

Masculine + Feminine Energy

This week we’re putting the ‘energy’ in VALA energy with a very special mindset post… all about masculine and feminine energies.Now you might be thinking “Umm I’m a guy… why the eff would I need to know about feminine energy?” - or the other way around!Well, the truth is that we ALL have masculine and feminine energy within us, whether you identify as male or female.Think of masculine energy as being the ambitious part of you that wants to set goals and follow them in a way that is logical and focused. And your feminine energy as being the side...

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Review Round-Up

Review Round-Up

Thank you so much to each of our VALA crew for tagging us in your reviews, comments, messages and tags. I really do appreciate the feedback and it makes me so happy to see how much you all enjoy your energy gels, as well as the difference they make to your training and racing.Peep the reviews from our VALA energy crew below…“Stoked to finish 4th female in the 7 Reservoirs half marathon in the snowy Pentland hills today… with the help of my new best friend VALA. I don't typically race with gels as they're often too sickly and some...

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VALA Made it to Mount Kilimanjaro

VALA Made it to Mount Kilimanjaro

What an honour to have fuelled up the incredible explorer @mostafasalameh with our VALA energy gels on his expedition to the highest point in Africa. 
 As Mostafa says:

 “This marks the 34th time that I’ve taken a team to the summit of Kilimanjaro. I’ve been able to take more than 500 people to the summit including heroes like Ali Sawalmeh on a wheelchair and Suhail al-Nashash.During these many trips, I was able to help raise more than 5 million US dollars for charity in support of several causes and humanitarian projects, including raising money for the King Hussein Cancer Centre.I think...

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