Too obnoxious?

Karl says it’s ok to be this obnoxious since it was my first marathon.

At first, I wanted all the pictures on display since, heck, I paid 80 bucks for them!ย  But now that I have the ginormous 16 x 20 poster at home, and put it on a frame last night, I can’t help but think that it’s a tad much…

Way too obnoxious?

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29 responses to “Too obnoxious?

  1. I think that’s pretty cool, and if you have the wall space, go with it.

    After my first marathon, my training partner’s dad surprised her with a shadow box – her race number, her medal, her photo, and her finisher’s certificate all in a giant (and expensive) frame that must seriously have been at least 3’x4′ if not larger. Her tiny one bedroom apartment had no room for it, so she hung it behind a door.

    • That’s the one good thing about our place, it’s freaking huge. So I definitely have the wall space for it! I still think it’s a tad obnoxious. I mean, this doesn’t have my bib and medal and a photo, it has 20 photos of me. From one day!

      • Tracy

        I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! So what if it’s huge! You put a lot of blood, sweat and probably a tear or two into training and finishing. You deserve to express your happiness about your accomplishment any way you see fit!

        • Hahaha, different Tracy (but I know you both, woot!)

          I guess I deserve to be obnoxious in this case? (Luckily, there was no blood involved in training or finishing though.)

          • Whoa – for a second I was like, “I didn’t comment twice!” And then I figured it out ๐Ÿ™‚

            When we first moved in together, Joe thought it was weird that I had a hallway in my apartment that was covered with framed snapshots, almost all of me. So what? These were my favorite photos of me, pictures that I liked looking at and that made me happy.

  2. I love it!!!! If I had great pics from the marathon I would do it too!! It’s awesome!

  3. Ivan

    I think for a first or truly memorable marathon, that’s fine. It’s actually pretty impressive. The question now is, where are you going to hang it?

  4. I LOVE it!!!! Don’t you dare keep it off your wall!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I think it is obnoxious, but I love it. It’s kind of like wedding pictures–sure, they are usually overkill, but why on earth would you NOT want to remember that magical moment?!?!

    Besides, it is your house. Who cares what other people think? You EARNED the right to hang whatever marathon memorabilia you want. Now, if you tried to hang it at work or something that might be a different story. But I say, hang it with pride!

    • OMG, you haven’t even seen the big setup I have with our engagement pictures. I forgot that soon enough we’ll be adding wedding pics to that and it’ll be even more obnoxious!

      That’s a good point, it’s my house though! People better deal with it (and Karl seems ok with it too, so that’s all that matters, right?)

  6. no way!! That is AWESOME!! Very cool! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. No way. You earned it! Now put it on display ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Emz

    I think it completely rocks.

    I’d love something like that.

    Awesome!

  9. I LOVE IT!! I want one! It is not obnoxiously at all, you should be proud of such an amazing accomplishment!

  10. Obnoxious? Maybe, but you damn well earned the right to be! (for the record, I LOVE it and might steal the design idea – for $80, my pics WILL be hung somewhere…)

  11. I like the frame. I bought something similar from marathonfoto but only used 4 pictures. I didn’t like all the pictures they took. But your pictures look nice. Congrats!

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