Hello Spring

Happy Friday everyone and welcome Spring!ย It’s taken it’s sweet time getting here and there will no doubt be some more forays back into winter territory but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. ๐Ÿ˜€

In the wise words of the Dixie Chicks, “When the world doesn’t make no sense, and you’re feeling just a little too tense, gotta loosen up those chains and dance.” Of course we all know they really meant “run” instead of dance, b/c running is better. Unless you’re talking about dancing while running but then you’re approaching a whole nother level of elite talent.

But alas, my Spring Break has come to a close. It’s back to school today to start studying for a (rude) midterm on Monday. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ That being said, I’m not exactly riding the “I Love Lexington” train right now so I apologize to any Lexington-ites for this post. My Friday Five is brought to you by my bitterness at having to study for a midterm during ย a Tournament weekend. So without further ado, here’s 5 reasons why Knoxville is better then Lexington.

(WRITER’S NOTE: based on comments thus far let me reiterate that I’m talking about Knoxville, TN below NOT Lexington, KY…….That is all, plz continue ๐Ÿ™‚ )


1. Knoxville is crisscrossed with greenways for running, biking, and just general awesomeness to occur outdoors. And these aren’t just any trails, these are beautiful trails along the river, spotted with trees and parks and did I mention beautiful?…In case you didn’t catch it, they’re beautiful trails.


2. Running men statues in the park. There was a biking one too but we all know running is better. Plus these guys are best buds and capture the essence of a typical runner by showing just how friendly and wonderful we are. Public art for the win!


3. Knox is almost always at least 10 degrees warmer than Lex….I realize it’s 2 hrs farther South, but I’ve said it before and Ill say it again, KY is a Northern state playing make believe by saying it’s a Southern state. I know we’re all awesome and such but not every state can be the true South. (and yes I know they weren’t a confederate state so no history lesson needed here, I learned the War of Northern Aggression pretty thoroughly the first time around thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

4. The graffiti is much more ambiguous and philosophically complicated…or else we just have dummies doing it as opposed to Lexington graffiti artists who like running. If you don’t remember the graffiti I found in Lex, just clickย here.

Not really sure what either of these really mean....

Deep no?

5. And b/c me….duh. Not to mention Vols > Wildcats. Sorry it’s just a fact. ย I’ll be an alumni of both places come next year so I think I’d know best (also they play today at 2:45pm GO VOLS! I love ya Mass but I hope you lose ๐Ÿ˜› )

Think you’re city is better then mine? Or want to defend Lexington? Let me know below!



Let’s Connect!


Linking up with the DC Gang, Ashley, and Clare

16 thoughts on “Hello Spring

    • I was describing Knoxville in this post but to be honest it’s hard to beat the beauty of Lexington’s horse farms…I’ll gave plenty of pictures from my race next weekend for ya ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. OMG, this “KY is a Northern state playing make believe by saying itโ€™s a Southern state” just made me laugh so incredibly hard I had to shut my office door. LOL. I’ve been to Lexington once and liked it. Never been to TN but it’s on my list!! find me a race we can do ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha oh Mar you crack me up! There’s some awesome races in both Knox and Lex and you know you’d always have a place to stay with me!! (ps a cool DC race, count me in!!)

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