The last week in Killary has been a bit topsy turvey but interesting none the less. Starting off with Paddys day and the Killary entry in the Westport parade, I unfortunately was unable to attend as I was of in Shannon bridge training for my race. Quick paddle down the Canal, averaging 10 km/hr for 3 1/2hrs which is what we are thinking we need to maintain for the race. (Link) This was a lovely sunny day out although tempered by the fact that my way home was blocked by three different St. Patrick’s Day parades making for a long trip home!! Only 14 days to go now until the race so training is going up for two weeks before I taper off in the final week to keep energy levels high.
Apart from that there were a couple of bad days fixing blocked toilets and broken sinks but on the up side my plumbing skills are improving all the time. Also we had the French in-laws over for the weekend and this necessitated the killing of a couple of chickens. Really interesting to watch and learnt how to do it so next time I might try it myself and I might even put up some photos for everybody.
Then on Thursday the glamorous side of being an outdoor instructor came out as we had the pleasure of welcoming Shannon Mitchell www.shaymitchell.com/ (star of Pretty Little Liars on MTV) in to the centre to participate in our Turf guy challenge. Can’t say I have ever seen the show myself but it appears that all the Mount Anville girls who were in at the same time knew who she was. She was very good and spent 20 minutes taking photos with them and talking about the show and I think that it is a trip the girls will never forget, both shay and the Mount Anville 4th years. Keep an eye on the Killary facebook page for exclusive behind the scenes footage of Hollywood in Killary.
Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and until next time