Hey y'all I'm Brittany from Aviation of Love. I meet Jen through blogging and we actually met in person in April of this year. When she asked if I wanted to be a guest blogger while she was on her vacation I jumped on it! She told me to blog about anything and my mind started whirling around, and had to come up with an idea. My fitness journey, my reasoning for blogging, or just an introduction for myself, oh the options!
When you come into this world of blogging you never expect to the friends that you As Jen and I started to get to know each other we started to realize how much we have in common. We both got married the same day month and year was just the tip of the iceberg as we started talking. The only real big difference between us was that we are from complete different parts of the country, she's obviously from Vegas and I'm from a small town in Virginia. We have ended becoming the best of friends and she is probably been my saving grace since getting here in El Paso! When we actually meet face to face at a 5K that she and her husband was doing. Watching them do the race is what got me started on my journey to running. While I was on my journey to losing weight I hadn't thought about getting back into running and since I have gotten back into like woah I have them to thank for that!
When we got to El Paso in November of 2012 I was 170 lbs. The past couple of years had been a complete roller coaster and I gained weight because of it. I started going to our apartment gym faithfully like I use to do when Shane was deployed. I had lost about 10lbs from November to April time frame which was a lot for me. I have never in my life been 170 lbs. my normal weight was 120s to 130s so I had really packed it on. When I had lost that 10lbs I was determined to get back down to a good healthy weight again. After watching the 5K Jen had competed in I told Shane I want to do that I want to get back into running. When he was deployed I was running 8 or more miles a day but when he came home life happened and my focus on fitness stopped. He told me to download the Couch 2 5K app on my phone and get to it, which I did. After only doing 2 weeks of it at the indoor track on post he pushed me outside and told me to run a while with him. Since that day I have ran 3 to 4 days a week and I'm running at least 1 long distance of 5 to 6 miles. Now in June I've lost 30 lbs and I'm down to 140!
Jen and I run together now 1 or 2 days a week at night trying to improve our distance for the 10 miler we are running in, come August. I couldn't have asked to have meet a better person here in El Paso, I tend to stick to myself and she understands that. She's been a good motivator when it comes to my running and I am so thankful for that. Shane my husband can't run with me all the time because of his work schedule so to have someone like Jen to run with is a blessing.