Walking After Running. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


Walking After Running

Some Thoughts on Movement         


 Admittedly, I don’t remember the exact moment.  Despite my lack of recall, I discovered walking was a better and more efficient way of traveling versus crawling.  Eventually, that initial tottering to and fro led to running. 


Scurrying around as well as about was more fun too. Other activities made later appearances in my history of movement.



It’s interesting to notice how the concept of movement changes as time passes from one moment to the next.  It may be ironic in some ways.  While I don’t run nor even jog these days, I do walk and wonder of such things while moving.  



Daily thankfulness for that ability is clearly a part of this path. I say this even as my gait may not be consistent or as steady as it once was.


Thinking of such things while walking tends to turn to observation of many things. It’s understandable that actual steps taken by babies can seem quite enthusiastic even if their hesitancy may be apparent.  And those moving more deliberately can be quite agile as they pass me at times.  


Keeping movement in mind, this quote may provide you with some thoughts too: 



The least movement

is of importance to all nature. 

The entire ocean

is affected by a pebble. 

Blaise Pascal  


Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (20)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Good morning, Michael! First of all- I love that quote!!! I saw the first episode on Living to 100 last night and moving was stressed.

Whil I never was a runner or jogger, I rely on my morning walks to keep balance in my life. 

Sep 08, 2023 04:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - as for the subject of "balance" - that's another word that brings much more to a conversation.  And it would likely last beyond anyone's 100th.  

Sep 08, 2023 04:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The thought that popped into my mind when I read this was that it's interesting we start life by sitting, crawling, walking then running and then from running to walking to sitting. Hmm.

Sep 08, 2023 05:13 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kat Palmiotti - the evolution (and the reflection) of our movement can be enlightening.  And perhaps a bit scary too.  🚶🚶‍♀️🚶

Sep 08, 2023 05:30 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't think I have ever seen you run but perhaps the next time we get together with John Pusa and Endre Barath, Jr. we should have a short race to see who is the fastest.

Sep 08, 2023 05:18 AM
Michael Jacobs

Brian England - one thing you won't see me doing is running.  And that's not the only thing.  

Sep 08, 2023 05:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michael. I was never a true runner having bad knees since I was around twelve but I gave it a try. Am still a walker when my knees allow and always feel better when I can. Nothing opens the mind more than a walk. I like the lake front path of Lake Michigan but usually wall the bust streets of the concrete jungle. Amazing what you see when you are more interested in pondering. Time for pondering when I get home. Walking can provide more subjects to ponder. Enjoy your next walk.

Sep 08, 2023 05:38 AM
Michael Jacobs

Wayne Martin - intentional also applies to many things too.  Consequences, of course, but pondering as well as walking too.  Now, let's see where that thought "goes".  

Sep 08, 2023 06:11 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great post. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your upcoming weekend!

Sep 08, 2023 05:45 AM
Michael Jacobs

Bill Salvatore - East Valley - thank you for the comment and the visit.  

Sep 08, 2023 06:11 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael,

I love this quote by by Blaise Pascal and have not heard of it before. I use to be a runner and that has long stopped and my knees are thanking me now. I do walk every day and find it the perfect time to ponder so many things. You have given me something new to ponder for my morning walk today.

Sep 08, 2023 05:58 AM
Michael Jacobs

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - perspective plays an active role.  Ponderwise and in many sorts of ways.  

Sep 08, 2023 06:13 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Interesting, we start out crawling. We move on to walking, then running. We then had back to walking, and if we are lucky we will never have to crawl again.

Sep 08, 2023 06:20 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - there are certainly many ways to look at the change/evolution of movement.  👓

Sep 08, 2023 06:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great quote, Michael... and you got me really thinking about how our perspective on moving changes over the course of our lifetimes. I know I'm in way less of a rush these days than I used to be. (My husband was always asking if I had a train to catch.)

Sep 08, 2023 07:20 AM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - isn't it interesting, how certain expressions stay with us?  I remember hearing that train reference too.  🚋🚋🚋

Sep 08, 2023 07:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs my husband sometimes stops me cold in my tracks using a Britishism I'm not familiar with.

Sep 08, 2023 07:30 AM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - all aboard!  🛤

Sep 08, 2023 07:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs LOL, Michael! But I'll admit that train travel has always been one of my favorite ways to get from one place to another.

Sep 08, 2023 12:59 PM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - I agree with you about train travel.  🚆

Sep 08, 2023 02:41 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

We are in the midst of the whole baby taking first steps event currently with Stanley.

He never did crawl...he has this one leg tucked under crab type hop thing he does instead. Lately he has pulled himself up to furniture and used everything in his reach to lean against to get around a room. A couple of actual steps have been taken. It won't be long now!

Sep 08, 2023 07:41 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - while I definitely don't see her as often as you observe Stanley, I can tell you my now two-year-old grandniece has taught me more than a few things about movement.  And many other things too.  

Sep 08, 2023 07:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael and crawling then walking and then running but the older I get I have gone from running  (Long time ago) to walking, now more sitting.

Sep 08, 2023 07:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Will Hamm - your AR post today is a reminder that sitting is a part of the lifestyle of many.  

Sep 08, 2023 08:01 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Michael, Larry and I walk all the time, weather permitting. But, thinking back to creeping, then strolling, and ultimately sprinting,  I know there will be a time to more reclining!

Sep 08, 2023 09:48 AM
Michael Jacobs

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I have heard and overheard that sentiment many times.  

Sep 08, 2023 11:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, last time I ran, I tripped on the sidewalk, and cracked two ribs!  Won't be doing that again, walking is good enough.   Happy Friday!

Sep 08, 2023 10:12 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - yikes!  Our sidewalks as well as the roadways might often be identified as obstacle courses for multiple reasons.  

Sep 08, 2023 11:11 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We do have a lot in common and I am a huge advocate of walking and moving. I do get a lot of pondering done while taking Boomer on his morning walks 🙂

Sep 08, 2023 10:30 AM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - seeing such sights provides some perspective.  I have thought to myself - if a space alien suddenly "popped" into my world while walking - I wonder if they would think - who is in charge here?  That furry one or the one following picking up after the pooch.  🐕🐾🐕

Sep 08, 2023 11:15 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Boomer keeps me on the schedule and shows me little things that I might not have noticed 🙂

Sep 09, 2023 11:38 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs Love your picture! I don't run or jog either heck I don't walk either. Now that my pool has closed I need to join the gym as the only exercise I enjoy is swimming, Have a wonderful day.

Sep 08, 2023 10:38 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hannah Williams - swimming is good although admitted it hasn't been part of any of my routines for a long time.  🏊‍♀️🏊🏊‍♀️

Sep 08, 2023 11:17 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The only time I run is if a dog is chasing me, Michael! Years ago, I used to jog a little over a mile a day but gave it up and prefer to walk at a brisk pace. It helps with the thought processes when working through a problem or contemplating that next step...

Sep 08, 2023 12:53 PM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I have was chased a long time ago.   🐾  Your recent post reminded me of one somewhat scary house for sale experience.  

Sep 08, 2023 02:54 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Michael Jacobs lately I don't run much, but everyday I like to walk and feel better after walking. Excellent post!

Sep 08, 2023 03:51 PM
Michael Jacobs

John Pusa - my running days are long gone.  I am glad you enjoy walking too.  

Sep 08, 2023 04:59 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Michael well my running days are long gone as are the big hiking days.  I'm lucky to walk and after a surgery that didn't go so great that's not working as well as it should have.  Awhile back I really honed in on Mind Over Matter and that's what I do to keep my head in a happy space and keep moving on.  Happy Friday 😀

Sep 08, 2023 05:22 PM
Michael Jacobs

Anna "Banana" Kruchten - having a positive mindset can be quite powerful.  Keep, maintain and nurture that part of you.  I am sure you know that appeal (and a-peel too).  🍌

Sep 08, 2023 06:31 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Whats App with one of the grandbabies today and fun to watch the development and determination to try, try again Michael Jacobs ! Thanks for the gratitude of motion, movement, getting around on one's own power.

Sep 13, 2023 12:49 PM
Michael Jacobs

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - while I don't use Whats App, I am familiar with how technology continues to move us in new directions.  

Sep 13, 2023 02:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Michael! You've definitely given us something to ponder on our next walk, hike or run! My running days ended in my late 20's but, I do enjoy walking and cycling. I've always been a klutz and swear those sidewalks jump up and trip me - seemingly out of NOWHERE! 

The last time I took a fall and complained what a klutz I am to Ray, I was stopped dead in my tracks. After threatening to make me use one of his extra wheelchair, Ray said to me, "Just be thankful you can stand...and walk."

It wasn't a pity party for him; he was merely putting things into perspective for me. As well, believe it or not, he was also trying to make me feel better by forgetting that I was sore from the fall!

Being clumsy doesn't stop me from fast-walking like I'm going to a fire though! 

Sep 16, 2023 10:00 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - yes, perspective plays a prominent role in everyday life.  The methods of movement might have been a focus in this post, but the pondering opportunities go beyond any pavement mishaps.  

Sep 17, 2023 06:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I don't remember when I learned to walk but I paid attention to my babies, nieces and nephews too. Seeing them take their first steps was nothing short of a miracle that I still wonder about today, how does a baby learn to stand up and walk without formal education or training? They just do it! For me, those were the best learning lessons I learned and I wonder. If I never had children of my own who I raised since birth, would I know as much today and I learned from that parental responsibility I took to heart?

Sep 19, 2023 04:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - it's definitely interesting, intriguing and wonder-worthy how we learn "stuff of many sorts" in life.  I continue to be thankful that such opportunities exist in countless ways - known and yet-to-be-discovered - in daily life.  

Sep 19, 2023 10:13 AM