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Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.


Andrew

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Andrew Keller

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Larry

Keller, let's go to one of our favorite presidents Thomas Jefferson, who once said, walking is the best possible exercise habituate yourself to walk very far. By the way, I had to look up what habituate means, that means to try and do yourself to walk every day, you know, I feel like amongst my friend crew, I'm the only person that sort of walks on a regular basis, with the exception of you. Because I feel like you mentioned every once in a while that you and the fiance's going to walk around the neighborhood, you mentioned something you saw it, I'm always like, feel like you're my only walking buddy.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I think walking is amazing. I want to get back to Van Buren is probably our favorite president will have to settle for Thomas Jefferson. I really like this. And I do think of you and your family as being a very walking family. And you sent me this article that kind of sparked this. And one thing I want to push back on that article is to set the bar real low to be like, if you play a mind game on yourself, you can say I'm gonna five minutes, and maybe you'll walk longer. But if you say you're a 45 minute walk, you're less likely to do it. I don't know if that's necessarily the best approach


Larry

is walking a new thing did you just start out with a fiance where you walk her before her.


Andrew Keller

It's definitely a new thing with her because she doesn't like to run I used to run in San Fran, I live in San Francisco and run from my house to the stairs and run up and down those. But walking with her is like a good way to spend time together. When you're walking, you're less likely to be on your phone. I think even if you walk if you walk with someone or a family member, it gives you dedicated time to spend time with them. Or if you walk by yourself, it gives you dedicated time to not be in front of a TV or on your phone and just kind of be with your thoughts. So I think it is a good habit to get into.


Larry

And just kind of to combine those both ideas for for us right now in a pandemic, actually, for our family, when we go on a walk, the kids will walk ahead of us or go into scooter right and me and my wife can actually be on a date alone. It actually gives us a little bit of alone time to be out on a walk.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, we actually started the tradition of going on walks often during the pandemic because like, you're just in the same place all the time and mental health be like we got to get out of here. Sometimes if I'm just in a bad mood going for a walk helps. And yeah, any you guys have a set walk time every day, or do you just it happens?


Larry

it? Well, it just like we live in a very tiny place in San Francisco, there's five of us in a two bedroom apartment. And it was just like necessity, we just always needed to get out. So there wasn't ever a real reason for it other than like, it's just loud with the five of us in this place. Do you know, my question is, do you have lots of friends that walk? Because as I mentioned in the beginning, a lot of my friends don't walk?


Andrew Keller

I don't think I do. I mean Los Angeles is not very much of a walking city. I think a lot of times I think people probably drive by look at us and think like maybe we're homeless because we're because we walk to the store. And people just drive everywhere. I know people that pay more in their car note than they do in their rent like cars in LA. there's not very many walking cities. I mean, Santa Monica is more walkable. My parents like to walk. But I think people are in so much of a hurry. And the convenience of a car makes it better. Also, if you like plan on walking to the store, it gives you a destination rather than I'm gonna go on a monotonous walk in a circle like that. Sometimes it's easier if you have somewhere to go. Your big real estate guy, do


Larry

you ever pay attention to the walkability scores? Oh, no, I


Unknown Speaker

don't. Yeah, I don't look at the walkability scores. I mean, I think I look at the neighborhoods. And I don't I don't know what the scores really mean. They seem arbitrary.


Larry

Well, they're, they're, I think they're based on like, do you have location to a grocery store? Do you have location to like different types of entertainment, that kind of stuff and they give you like, Oh, your walkability things that you can walk to is high or low or whatever. I


Andrew Keller

think I just kind of do that by feel. But But yeah, I mean, I guess I it matters if stuff is walkable to me like my brother is I think 17 miles from the nearest grocery store. I think his walkability might be zero. Where I live now I am less than a mile away from a wienerschnitzel. So on the Larry Olsen scale, I might be on 100 walkability score, and


Larry

I would weigh 100 pounds more than I do if I was black close to what do you think of the idea of How much I this is what I always wonder after a big walk is like, how much exercise Did I really just get? Is it a lot? Or is it like a little? I don't


Andrew Keller

know, I've kind of looked into it. I feel like it's a little but it's funny, I was actually about to make the point that if you're dormant, or you're like doing putzing, around the house, like I am prone to snacking. And if I go on a walk, I can't snack. So I think there's some, some version of like, you're not going to be eating snacks, or you're not going to be doing other stuff. Like because you're walking, you're not, it's not accessible. So that's another thing. That's good.


Larry

You know what I saw this 60 minutes years ago, and it was like, they followed some professor of like walking, and they like, went outside with the sky and they like walked a block. And he was like, how many different things can you see if you went on the same walk? He was like putting up power lines and sewer labels and all like, if you just paid attention, you would see a billion different things every time you went outside and walked.


Andrew Keller

Well, one of the selfish things that we do for our walking is we look at the different houses and design implementations. We like Ooh, I like that. And then the more you see it, the more you're like, oh, it doesn't look good to have this vinyl fence up because they look cheap, and it's obvious or are up lighting looks nice at nighttime.


Larry

I do lots of judging when I'm walking like that house, who would do that to their house? Or why would they paint their house that color? I definitely do not walk judge.


Andrew Keller

I wonder what is your take on this. There's a house that I think is immaculate and they take such good care of it. And I was like, I want to write them a letter and be like, Hey, I noticed your house and it looks nice. Thanks for keeping it up. Nicole said that's creepy. Don't do it. Outside of the fence. Do you land on with that?


Larry

Ah, I nonconfrontational so I say let it be.


Unknown Speaker

Let it be. I bet it's a compliment you. We do not want an unsolicited compliment people like


Larry

you know, do it. I see


Unknown Speaker

a very moved out of the neighborhood.


Larry

Dude, here's my thing. If I was king for a day, I would make it mandatory for everybody to have to walk 30 minutes a day. I think I feel like you mentioned it, it clears your head. If you're in an argument gives you a little perspective. You're getting a little bit of exercise, you breathe a little fresh air. We talk all the time about john Muir just puts you in a different mood to see a tree. If I working 30 minute mandatory walks.


Andrew Keller

It also gives you momentum into your life if you do the first no matter when you do if you start your day gives you momentum into the day or if you start it like ends your day with a book ends your day. Well, I make my bed every morning because it's like one completed task that gets you moving forward. And so like doing the walk, whether it's like hey, I'm gonna go walk around the block. Like you're more you just get movement. It's easier to keep going than if you try to get off the couch to start a task.


Larry

My wife makes my bed every day.


Unknown Speaker

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