*Drumrolls, claps, crackers*

RD managed to run the Mumbai Marathon Half marathon a complete of 21.097 kms in 3 hours and 14 minutes…Boss!! I am doing cartwheels here…

for anyone who has seen RD, it seems to be an impossible feat..with his bulk and weight..but the guy trained and trained for over 6 months making it possible…I have never been more proud or happier for him before….and after the marathon he actually managed to WALK all the way to Churchgate station as well and board the train back home..which is a feat in itself…I mean…I am estatic and so so proud!!!

Check out his timer laden feet which we took a photo of in the morning πŸ™‚

What a weekend this was….ek dum amazing πŸ™‚

My mom came down on Thursday and dad came down on Saturday…Since it was Bogi Pongal, Amma made amazing bolis…Well…R and I call it Puran Polis…kya sahi tha….hot polis off the tava with a dollop of ghee on the top and you can see it melt slowly and savor the taste…yummmmmm!!

We did basically nothing great on Saturday since it was the day before the marathon…Appa came in the morning and the father daughter duo went to the airport to pick him up…R was so so excited to her grand parents…

Amma made amazing vegetable upma and then for lunch we had keerai mulakutal, green tomato chutney which was a poem in itself and sexy aloo curry made by yours truely πŸ™‚ Kya sahi lunch tha…

R was kinda coughing so I thought it would be easier to just take her to the doctor and show it once…at the doctor’s there was so much crowd baap rey!!! so R and I sat there while RD went to get some stuff done…

R: Amma, yeh chotu baby ka name kya hai

RM: Why dont you ask?

R: Baby, aapka name kya hai?

Baby’s mom: D…..

R: Acha

Then the baby goes inside and comes out, while R and the baby play for a while…as soon as the baby gets the meds, the mom says bye and goes

R: mereko baby se milna hai

RM: but baby has gone home da

R: I want to meet..give me baby

RM: Arey from where I will get

R: Acha aap mereko baby dene wale the jaldi do na (You were going to give me a baby na, give fast) pointing towards my tummy

And RM almost faints in embrassessment…as women all around look at her paunch andΒ smile at her knowingly as if they thinkΒ she is pregnant and RM looks about no I am not pregnant and children these days *Rolls eyes*

anyways thankfully the doctor called us in and then we went to the temple and came back home…

We made some yummy apple cake (RD and I) for amma since we love her and all that πŸ˜‰

had an amazing dinner of yummy pasta and bacha hua puran polis πŸ™‚Β  and went to sleep


D day for RD and we got up early..yes all four of us except R…Appa dropped RD to the station and then RD ran the marathon…and came back..

Since it was Pongal, amma made the most amazing sweet Pongal and Salt Pongal, chutney, sambhar, beet root pachadi ..the lunch was absolutely AWESOME!!! so awesome that I am still remembering it and my mouth is watering πŸ™‚

and then its Uttrayan, and you can take a Gujju out of Gujarat but you cant take the Gujarat out of a R and I went to fly kites..surprisingly I remembered how the tie the ‘kinna’ and we went down the building to fly….Appa had bought 3 kites out of which two tore..the third one went up grudgingly as if doing me a favor ‘which hurt the Gujju part of me’ but then I guess, out of practice…but it went up a little, R was all excited, Appa was laughing his head off, at my attempts to raise the kite…but anyways, kuch toh kiya…

I am so missing Gujarat, the undhiyu, the ponk, the chikki…Love you Baroda πŸ™‚

Then I took R for a hair cut *again* I wonder why her hair is so unruly!!! Reminds me of Harry Potter πŸ™‚

Appa went back to Goa in the evening while Amma plans to stay will Wednesday…

Amma made awesome crisp dosas for dinner and we ate and ate and ate and went off to sleep

PS – I ran the 6Β kilometersΒ dream run as well….I will do a separate post on those experiences later πŸ™‚


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57 Responses to YES YES YES HE DID IT!!!!

  1. zephyr says:

    That was really awesome RM. Congrats to RD. I just left a DM for him on Twitter πŸ™‚ And what is this dream run thing? And if you ran, why didn’t you go with him? Or was it run someplace else?

    • R's Mom says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      Errr…the dream run is a 6 km thing…you start from CST station and end at the other end of Azad maidan…the half marathon starts at Bandra and ends at CST to cover 21 kms πŸ™‚ so we ran differently, but met up together and came back home

  2. Ashwathyhy says:

    Beeeeg congrats to RD for his achievement πŸ™‚

    Hahahah… promised R you’d give her a baby?? See? Children always speak the truth!! Now we have caught you red-handed!! πŸ˜› Now will you finally admit you are considering a second kid? :mrgreen:

    You ran the what??? 😯
    Oh saving it for another post eh? πŸ˜›

    • R's Mom says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      I know…*rolls eyes*

      the 6 km dream run rey…I will do another post on that usual RM being RM has tons to write about it

  3. Batul says:

    Congrats to RD!!!

  4. That sounds like an awesome weekend!! With Amma and Appa around! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    ‘R: Acha aap mereko baby dene wale the jaldi do na (You were going to give me a baby na, give fast) pointing towards my tummy’ – This girl knows the trick how to get a baby bro/sis!! Way to go, R. I am so proud of you!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    You took R for a hair-cut? That reminds me – I need to have two rounds of hair cut next weekend! **Shudders at the thought of it**

    Congrats to RD on the marathon, while we wait for RM’s marathon tales!

    • R's Mom says:

      Yep it was…having parents around is so much fun πŸ™‚

      Errr….will pass on the pride thoughts to your baby πŸ˜‰

      Yes yes..very tough eh

      Thanks will pass on the congrats

  5. Seema says:

    Yayay, Congratulations to RD. That’s a grrr8 achievement re.

    Your Appa is so cute eh? He brought 3 kites.

    Drool on all the food that Amma made. What is this sexy aloo curry? *Me wonders*

    ‘Acha aap mereko baby dene wale the jaldi do na’ – Kyun bachhi ko sataa rahe ho?

    And how did the maskafying RD to come to Blore go? Can u come this weekend. Scribby plans to come to Blore and we might have a Bloggers’ meet. What say?

    • R's Mom says:


      I know..Appa is super generous *rolls eyes*

      sexy aloo curry is just normal aloo curry a bit sexed up with oil πŸ™‚

      yaa right!

      Errr…next weekend I am in Ahmedabad..going to eat undhiyu and get spoilt at bro’s house

  6. Reading your weekend accounts always leave me hungry R’s mom πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on the marathon running-man,orey the fitness family you guys are eh?

  7. Shruti says:

    Wow!!! Congratulations to both of you.. πŸ™‚

  8. VJ says:

    Congrats to RD and RM !
    Thats awesome !!
    I really know the feeling.. I did a city2surf run last august which was for 14K and I didn’t train at all.
    I felt dead at the end of it and couldn’t move for next few days but the the sense of accomplishment is something words cant describe.

    Looks like you had awesome Pongal celebrations with parents ! all the yummy food.. boohoo !!

    so when are we hearing the good news RM?
    R has explictly asked you now.. you have to honor princess R’s request

  9. garima says:

    Wow marathon thats really great..hats off to RD
    Dream run what is that????
    you can take a Gujju out of Gujarat but you cant take the Gujarat out of a Gujju..hey have I heard this sentence before?
    hmm all that drooling and you know to fly kite *gasp*
    So when is R getting a chotu baby.and btw aap kitna hair cut karte ho R ka..
    And wishing R’s household a happy makar sakranti πŸ™‚

  10. Smita says:

    Really amazing on part of RD πŸ™‚

    I wish I can do the run one day!

    And you did 6 km run?? wow!! Waiting for your post on that!

    And yes Happy Pongal & happy Uttarayan πŸ™‚

  11. Smita says:

    And forgot to comment on R’s Antics πŸ˜€
    This girl is adorable but haan aaj kal ki generation ka mooh bahut chalta hai, they know how to embarrass is us πŸ˜€

  12. Ramya says:

    RM… jaldi baby do na.. was simply superbbbbbbbbb πŸ˜‰

  13. Sreetama says:

    Wow! That’s amazing! Congrats to RD! You didn’t go for the Marathon this year?

    • R's Mom says:

      no only one of us could have gone..both of us cant practice with R around na and no other help to take care of her….but I did run the dream run of 6 kms..which was good enough *pant pant pant pant – taking deep breaths*

  14. summerscript says:

    Yayyy congrats RD !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    “R: Acha aap mereko baby dene wale the jaldi do na (You were going to give me a baby na, give fast) pointing towards my tummy” – ROFL πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    “zara jaldi do na”– hehehehehe πŸ˜›

  15. Congrats to RD ! And waiting for your 6km-run post. And drooool at all the yummy food your mom made πŸ™‚
    So you promised to give R a baby–now you must deliver on the promise RM πŸ™‚

  16. You both trained to run?

    I applaud you two. It is not finishing that marathon or that 6k but it is the actual committed training that is so commendable! I am envious – R has such cool parents! πŸ˜€

    • R's Mom says:

      no RD trained..and he trained hard..

      me…well you know the lazy bum that I am! didnt do anything and thought I could conquer the world and all that….check the latest post πŸ™‚

  17. Comfy says:

    Wow! I need tips from RD. I so want to train for one. A big big congratulations to him.

    R sweetheart please keep at it and we are sure you will get a baby of your own very very soon πŸ˜€

    RM all the food! I want! I want!

  18. Vidya says:

    @RD Yaay! RD, congrats! 21+ kms is a feat! All i can do is walk up 6-7 kms… 21?! baapre!

    @RM: great having parents around during festivals na?.. it adds a special touch, specially if they are folks who put fun and happiness over other things:) i think you, RD and amma must have a joint food blog.. am serious.. you jot down the recipe, RD will format it nicely:)

    kites? wow! here we get to fly them only on the beach and i think even that is restricted now.. gotto check!

    • R's Mom says:

      oh yaa…RD is a rock star πŸ™‚

      I know I know…parents are the bestest thing ever…food blog hahahah πŸ™‚ you are kidding me babes πŸ™‚

      what restriction to fly kites…I cant imagine…the sky is full of kites in Baroda during Uttrayan πŸ™‚

  19. Bandra to CST?! Wow…that’s quite a distance! And on top of that, walking back to Churchgate from CST…kudos to RD! And kudos to you too for the 6 ks! I go to the gym but doubt I could ever do a marathon!

    • R's Mom says:

      oh if you go to the gym, you just need to modify your work out a bit and you can aaramse do…I mean if RD and I can do it seeing our sizes *rolls eyes* I am sure anyone can!

  20. Smitha says:

    Congrats to both of you! Marathons and everything – impressive !!!

    What fun Pongal celebrations! Every weekend post of yours makes me drool! And parents with you – what can be better πŸ™‚

    R sure asks the cutest things! Poohi did that to me once, and I had gotten quite fat then – so my neighbour actually believed her too 😦 That gave me the push to lose some weight though πŸ™‚

    Waiting to read in detail about your marathon!

  21. Bikram says:

    Wow.. He is a indeed a better man then me .. HE is the MAnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn πŸ™‚ wowo congrats to him
    and how cum you guys did not go to cheer him up, If i was doing it i would have made sure everyone i knew was there cheering me up πŸ™‚ he he hehe

    SO then ahmm ahmm when when bolo bolo … tell tell πŸ™‚

    6km wow.. et tu πŸ™‚ excellent Brilliant and well done

  22. Swaram says:

    Yay congrats to RD! And pls give us the answer to R’s qs πŸ˜›

  23. Tanishka says:

    Congrats RD…. πŸ™‚

    Happy Pongal to the R family… πŸ™‚

    • R's Mom says:

      thanks…when you called I was agonizingly walking back to Churchgate….thats why didnt talk too long…if I had talked longer, you would have heard only ouchs from me πŸ™‚ will speak to you soon πŸ™‚

  24. CA says:

    So nice to read about your weekend … congrats to RD !
    I guess the festivals become all the more special when you have your parents around πŸ™‚

  25. dipali says:

    Huge congrats to RD!!!!!
    And all the food sounds so yoummy:)

  26. you guys are too much!!! So much enthusiasm – please inject someone into the lazy duo !!!

    Good job RD! 21 kms is awesome

  27. anisnest says:

    amazing… congrats to RD.. sounds like a wonderful weekend with amma and appa around.. enjoy RM..

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