About The Linz

My name is Linzi! I’m a newlywed military wife and I am passionate about fitness, healthy living, and life! Over here I blog about my journey to finding a healthy balance in my life.

About me:

I am a 28 year old who loves running, spinning, kickboxing and yoga (to name a few things)! My goal is to inspire others through my own fitness journey.

My fitness story:

In November 2008, I hit a point in my life where I was really unhappy with everything (my body, my job and even my love life).  So I set out to make some changes and in the process haven’t really looked back!

I joined a running club and learned how to run a 5k. Since running my first 5k race in May 2009,  I was instantly hooked and made a huge goal to run a marathon.

By October 2010, I ran my first marathon (The Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco), by October 2011 ran my second marathon, and have gone on to train for and run over 16 other races! As well as have dropped a few pounds just by making some small changes in my lifestyle.

In the process of running and trying out other fitness classes, I learned to love my body not for what it looked like, but for what it could do for me.


Once I found confidence in myself through running, I also found love! I met my best friend in April 2009, and we were married in July 2011!

And I think what is most important to leading a healthy life is doing so with a partner who has similar interests.

We are both runners and love to inspire others through fitness!


I am passionate about planning events and working in the Marketing field. As my new life as a military wife takes me across the country, my actual day job will vary. But in the mean time, I will strive to become the healthiest version of myself while documenting my journey here on the blog.


I am an original Idaho Spud born and raised in Boise, Idaho –but will now be blogging about my running and life adventures on the road as I see where this new military life takes us! Starting in Georgia, and then who knows?!

If you have any questions about running, healthy living or anything else please feel free to shoot me an email or leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


You can email me at destination26.2 at gmail dot com, follow me on twitter @Destination262 or on Facebook!

7 thoughts on “About The Linz

  1. Hi Linzi!
    I found your blog through Kim @ ilaxSTUDIO and I’m loving what I’m seeing so far!
    Are you planning on running any other races before your marathon? We’ve been running since around the same time (I think I started in April or May of 2009). I also plan on running a marathon sometime but haven’t decided on one yet! Right now I’m signed up to run a 1/2 in September.
    I can’t wait to read more!

    • Hey Sammi! Thanks for stopping by! That is cool that you started running last year too and yay for your half. I will definitely keep you posted on the marathon training. I should start training pretty intensely in May, and until then will just be building up my endurance and getting a good mileage base. I am for sure going to do a relay race with a group of friends where we each run 2 different 5 mile legs of a race. And I want to do a half before the marathon, but haven’t committed to anything yet. So stay tuned over here, I’m sure I will be revealing soon! Thanks again for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Wow, looks like you have been working really hard to get to 26.2. I must say, I am really impressed. I have been on the fence FOREVER about finally committing to the time and training that it takes to prepare for a marathon, and I must say, cruising through your blog is nudging me that much closer to finally taking the plunge. Good luck in the remainder of your training, I’m sure you’re gonna rock that marathon:)

  3. Hello. I’m a friend of Rachel Copes and she saw how obsessive i have become with blogging and running and sent me a message figuring I would love your blog…PS I DO! I see you live here in Boise? I have been looking for running groups or other girls to to train with…IT’S HARD DOING LONG RUNS SOLO! And it’s soo fun to have other ppl to share stories with! I would love to chat!! 🙂 I am doing my first full marathon in about a MONTH! YIKES!!!!!! runkatierun262@blogspot.com

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