Day 18 of Janathon

Apologies for the delay, photos wouldn’t upload last night and my bed was beckoning!

OK so I may have fallen off the Janathon bus but the object of the exercise today was, if not to actually get back on it, to catch it up and run along behind it rather than see the taillights fade into the distance! 🙂 And it had the added advantage that I’m back on track with Jantastic!

This I think I did by running 6.1 miles first thing this morning and 4.4 miles last thing this afternoon, the afternoon one made more difficult because Elvis the ram decided to head butt me when my attention was momentarily diverted the git! Knocked me flat on the floor and gave me a dead leg that still hurts like hell, at least it made me forget about the knee! 🙂 Conversion into mutton was mentioned but I’d never do it ’cause I love the old reprobate too much, it’s the first time he’s caught me in a long while, you have to watch him like a hawk – I swear if a sheep could laugh……..

Talking of which, got some pictures of the boys this afternoon so who’s this pretty little boy

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is it a) Neville Longbottom or b) Albus Dumbledore or c) Fred Weasley?

The answer to guess the sheep for 11th Janathon

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was b) Madame Maxime (born on 17th March 2014) she is a proper cutie and is by far and away the biggest ewe I own, she’s almost as big as Elvis the ram! She didn’t conceive the first year she was here, had 3 enormous but alas stillborn lambs last year and one piddling little ewe lamb this year who she looked after and loved but who she flatly refused to let suckle her so I ended up bottle feeding another one and selling her to my dippy friend in Yorkshire!


Just two correct guessers for this one – Phil Lengthorn and rundmach, congratulations!


About JovialGnome

Heavily into running 20 years ago with a PB of 1.42.00 in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon in 1985 and 3.48.49 in the Telford Marathon in 1986 - then for some reason I just stopped and have done little or no physical exercise between then and 2 or 3 years ago! I've now moved to Boston in Lincolnshire where I really enjoy looking after my 13 Ryeland ewes and 1 ram and am rejoicing in the distinct lack of hills! I suspect that sub 4 hour marathons are gone forever but hey, I'm having a great time trying!
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7 Responses to Day 18 of Janathon

  1. Loupie says:

    Ouch, hope your leg feels better soon.

    Think this one is Fred

  2. plustenner says:

    great photos xx

  3. winsometahn says:

    Neville Longbottom – your sheep have the most awesome names 🙂

  4. I got one right!? I’m on a roll….Albus!

  5. abradypus says:

    Evil Elvis. Well done on getting your two runs in despite that.

    And Albus for Mr Sheep.

  6. rundmach says:

    Wow two runs! Great job!!!

    I’m going with Fres today!

    Madame is adorable!

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