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When you're out running in the evening after dark, do you look in the windows of the houses you pass?<br><br>
I must confess, I can't help myself. It's like watching a movie without the sound. I wonder what the people in there are doing, what they're talking about, etc. It's fascinating. I mean, I don't run up to the window and press my nose to the glass or anything...but as I run by, I can't help but look and wonder.<br><br>
So Peeps - are you a peeping runner?
 

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Yeah...I peep....<br>
when I can.<br><br>
But, mostly I run in the mornings, and there's nothing but window blinds to see.<br><br>
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Sort of. I run in the early am too, so not a whole lot to see. I don't think of myself as nosey or peeper-ish, just "observant"! I like to make up stories about all these people since I don't know any of them and it keeps me entertained!<br><br>
I love looking at landscaping (well, not so much this time of year!) and other home improvement projects. I know this sounds kind of gross, but I sometimes also try to see what I can while I run by on 'large item' trash pick up day. In fact, one time a van was following me really slowly and it sort of freaked me out until I figured out that he was looking to score some thrown away furniture or other crap in the discard zone.<br><br>
Are there any houses on your running route that still have holiday decorations up?!? I noticed one today and I'm thinking, "Come on people, it's almost MARCH!...Put it away already!" <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 

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I do that sometimes, although mostly I run in the very early mornings, so there's nothing to be seen. When I do run at night I do glance in. If I see people I make up stories too. I also like to see if I can figure out what they're watching on TV.
 

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I'm a day runner, usually in a business park so no peeping for me.<br><br>
This thread reminds me of that Saucony ad from about a year ago. The stream of consciousness from a peeper out on his morning run. I LOL'd when I read the phrase..."Dude. Put a shirt on" or something to that effect.
 

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When I go for morning runs, most of the lights are still out in houses that I pass. In the evening, however, I can see into houses and I'm always trying to get some decorating ideas <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Along with peeping is the sniffing....I like to try to guess what people are having for dinner - evening runs make me hungry!
 

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I <i>love</i> the smell of BBQ on a summer evening run, even though it makes me hungry. Hate the smell of fish while running.
 

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Oh...but then there are weekend mornings where people actually get up and make serious pancake, egg, sausage, bacon breakfasts (and I'm a vegetarian! <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"> ) - that's just cruel when you're trying to pound out 10-12 miles!
 

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I'm a peeper when I swim.
 

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yup<br><br>
and I steal "coke rewards" box tops from recycle bins and give them to my boy to earn points and cash 'em in. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I confess...I'm a peeper too, although I never move in for a closer look, I did make a u-turn once to confirm what I just saw....yes people if the light is on inside and it's dark outside anyone passing by can see <span style="text-decoration:underline;">exactly</span> what you are up to! <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">
 

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Big screen TV's at night can be distracting, thumped right into a pothole the other night <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 

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Yes, peeping is a part of running through town in the evening. I once saw a cross section of a 3-story house - there were people on every floor - kids in the basement playing ping-pong, adults on the main floor in the kitchen making dinner, and someone on the phone upstairs petting a cat. Makes me want to move window treatments up on the list of things we need for our house!
 

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Most of the time when running I'm lost in the adventures of my thoughts, deep with-in the land where I craft my own stories and even try to settle on those crafted by the world upon me, but every now and then, when the depths of my thoughts are too shallow, too boring, or just not welcoming, I come out of my subconsciousness and change into a peeper. And let me say that over my years of running, I've seen quite a bit. Usually it's just a figure moving in a window with a cup of coffee in hand, or it's a figure at a kitchen table reading the morning news, but every now and then through that window I am treated (and sometimes subjected) to the wholesome bare body of my desires. Since it's usually on a second floor window, all I get is a glimpse of up top, which being a guy is often good enough and sometimes even enough to make me quicken my stride but more often than not, unfortunately, enough to make me want to yell to the moon, "Dear Jesus, please pull down the shade."
 

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That would be me too. Also as I live and run in suburbia, the houses are too far away from the road to actually look into. Most I get is a light show.
 

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Not when I run in the morning, as most people aren't up at 4:00 am. Afternoon runs are before it's dark, so not much to see. However, when walking the dog, it's hard not to peep every now and then. Which reminds me of a funny incident that happened last summer. I finished my morning run and was walking the dog around town to cool off. As I walked by this one house, I heard a noise and just glanced over. At the side door, the woman who lives there was letting her dog out and standing on the top step of her porch....in her birthday suit. I quickly glanced away, releived that she didn't see me since she had been looking the other way. I then heard a thump, thump, and then door slam as she hustled back inside from finally seeing me. I had to chuckle a little at that.
 
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