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.
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.
Wound up running a 1.5 mile or so to SODO and took a picture of a Safeco Field sign.
Running up 1st Avenue, the Pyramid Ale building across from Safeco was in view. It’s a good brew.
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.
And of course, the Seattle Sounders FC also plays there.
From there, it’s a run to Pioneer Square. I heart Pioneer Square and spent many nights there during my 20’s.
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.
My old buddy Jim used to work at this magic store in the mid 90’s.
I thought this was a fireman tribute to 9-11 but it appears to have been built before then.
I’m not sure what this was about. It was around 1st avenue and Madison.
Alley in downtown Seattle. It’s certainly not a bad alley.
Back to the waterfront. Neat view of West Seattle.
Lastly, a quarter-mile from the hotel, 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.