Pictures of a Fun Seattle Run

Ed Kohler is the king at this and I haven’t registered for MapMyRun.com yet, but figured a tour of Belltown/Downtown Seattle was in order.

Got up early this morning for a quick run before day-one of the 2009 Seattle SMX conference.

Woke up to see this partial Puget Sound view from Alaskan Way and Blanchard.

View from Hotel

View from Hotel

There’s a sweet running and biking trail right under the Alaskan Way Vioduct. Driving on it or running below it would be less then stellar if an earthquake happened.

Alaskan Way Vioduct

Alaskan Way Vioduct

Wound up running a 1.5 mile or so to SODO and took a picture of a Safeco Field sign.

Safeco Field

Safeco Field

Running up 1st Avenue, the Pyramid Ale building across from Safeco was in view. It’s a good brew.

Pyramid Ale

Pyramid Ale

Since I’m by Safeco, it makes sense to run around the Seahawks Quest Stadium, quite possibly the coolest NFL (and soccer) stadium built to-date.

Qwest Stadium

Qwest Stadium

And of course, the Seattle Sounders FC also plays there.

Seattle Sounders - Now Part of the MLS

Seattle Sounders - Now Part of the MLS

From there, it’s a run to Pioneer Square. I heart Pioneer Square and spent many nights there during my 20’s.

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square

Spent a few late-night dollars back in the day at this Pioneer Square Pizza joint. I’m not sure if it was called Mario’s Pizza at the time.

Mario's Pizza

Mario's Pizza

My old buddy Jim used to work at this magic store in the mid 90’s.

Magic Store

Magic Store

I thought this was a fireman tribute to 9-11 but it appears to have been built before then.

Firefighter Statue

Firefighter Statue

I’m not sure what this was about. It was around 1st avenue and Madison.

1st Ave and Madison

1st Ave and Madison

Alley in downtown Seattle. It’s certainly not a bad alley.

Not a Bad Alley

Not a Bad Alley

Back to the waterfront. Neat view of West Seattle.

View of West Seattle

View of West Seattle

Lastly, a quarter-mile from the hotel, Pier 62-63.

Pier 62-63

Pier 62-63

The run turned into between quite a little jaunt. Very fun. I hope to do the same tomorrow morning in a different neighborhood. I heart Seattle.

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