Welcome to My Running Blog 31

Welcome to runjohnboyle.com (RJB), my personal running blog. RJB is a running blog, but I will post other topics as well because sometimes other things impact running. My focus is to log my favorite runs, through photos I take while I am out there shuffling along, to share with other runners/joggers/walkers/hikers in an effort to […]

Seattle Center Run

Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA, USA

Volunteer Park to I-90 Trail 10K

If running muddy trail runs in the park is not your thing then you might be looking for a more urban run around town this time of year. If so, I have a great fall run for you. December’s featured run starts at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and runs to the paved […]


Washington Park Arboretum 10K 2

As a runner in Seattle it is always worth my time to get to get a run at one of our three great trail running parks: Lincoln, Discovery or Washington Park Arboretum which is November’s featured run. Washington Park Arboretum has many miles of well maintained trails surrounded by one of the best urban gardens […]

Floating trail bridge at Washington Park, Seattle, WA, USA

Foggy downtown Seattle as seen from South Downtown (Sodo)

Running Tip: Try Run Commuting

This is the first RJB running tip that is also a run! It is important to start out by saying that if you are a beginner this is not the best way for you to start running. Try taking transit until a block or two from your home (or place of employment) and walk the […]


Gas Works Park Lake Union 10K Loop

Back to Gas Works Park for October’s featured run. September’s featured run also highlights Gas Works, but In full disclosure, I log a lot of my runs in the summer before it rains. We do not get as much rain in Seattle as many expect but it can be unpredictable enough to ruin a camera […]

House Boats at Gas Works Park Seattle, WA, USA

Image of running club from wikipedia. Club pictured is Marathon Club.

Running Tip: Join a Running Club or Group

Here is a running tip for you if you are new to running or have been a runner all your life, joining a running club or group can be a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. If you are scratching your head wondering how in the world a group of runners […]


Gas Works Park to University of Washington 1

In this month’s run I started from Gas Works Park on a gorgeous September day and ran to the University of Washington (UW) via the Burke-Gilman trail and made a loop around the campus. It was as perfect a day for a run as you could dream up and Gas Works Park gives a view […]

University of Washington. Seattle, WA, USA

Apples in Carkeek Park. Seattle, WA, USA

Carkeek Park 3.5 Mile Trail Run 1

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Seattle is Carkeek Park another excellent park for runners in the Emerald City. A watershed with miles of beautiful trails with spectacular views, a beach, an orchard and public art to enjoy along the way Carkeek is worth exploring. The longest trail is the Piper Creek trail which […]


Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park 4 Miler

Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park is one of my favorite parts of the city. It was one of my first stops to visit when I came to Seattle in April of 2008 as I watched a documentary on PBS the year before that featured the living sculpture located in the Olympic Sculpture Park. You can […]

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA, USA

One of North Seattle's best beaches.  Also, a nice spot to star/end a run from or get a great stair or hill workout.

Golden Gardens Park 4 Miler 1

Golden Gardens park is a prime beach location in North Seattle. There are not a lot of trails in the park but the beautiful surroundings make it a great start/finish point for some great runs. Golden Gardens Park is one of the start/end points of the Burke-Gilman trail which means you can get a very […]