Metcon 4

I took these photos of my new babies a while ago but have completely forgotten to share them on here in all the madness! I think I was kind of hoping I’d remember to get some better photos of them but it’s not happened so here they are. A while ago Mich got two invites to the Nike staff store here in Melbourne and she so kindly asked me to go with her. Everything in the store is at 40% off, not a bad discount! It was a bit of a hit or miss with what you could find in your size.

I’m not the biggest fan of Nike gym gear. I just never thought it fitted me that well but they sure know their shoes. Having previously had the Metcon twos and threes, I’m kind of a fan of the Metcon. Although, I’ve never actually tried the Reebok Nanos or No Bulls ( I think they’ll be my next investments). I’ve just been one of those boring people who stick to what they know. It’s been pretty cool to follow the Metcon journey and with each pair I feel like Nike have done little tweaks to improve them. The Metcon two always felt really clunky and heavy. Something i immediately noticed they changed with the three (my grey and pink ones). They are light on the feet and very comfortable. The only issue I’ve had with them is how squeaky they are when you walk in them.

I was browsing the shoes in the store and saw these white ones (they have caught my eye during my scrolls on Instagram too before). They also happened to have my size. I’ve been really against having white training shoes as my Metcon 2s had been mainly white and looked disgusting after a while (hence why my second pair were grey, hiding the dirt). To be fair I did wear them for an outdoor bootcamp session and was crawling on the ground with them… I was not quite as concerned about the state of my shoes back then but now I like taking more care of shoes so they look nice for longer. I wasn’t really looking for new shoes but Mich convinced me to try them on. It was love from there. I don’t know what it is but they look even better on than when they’re on the shelf. I knew then I had to get them.

I walked around in them and they’re incredibly light on the feet. I think even slightly lighter than the 3s. The very first thing I noticed when I was walking around was how quiet they were. Thank you Nike for getting rid off that squeak. It’s the only I don’t like about my grey and pink shoes. You’d think there isn’t much more to tweak in a shoe once they’re out on the shelf but evidently them like smartphones always have something that can be adjusted or added to them.

I always get blisters from new shoes, sometimes even old shoes, but these have felt comfortable from the start and I’ve been able to wear them without any problems at all. Even though I’m only using them in the gym they’ve of course gotten a bit dirty already. I was paranoid about this for a while but oh well. It’s inevitable if I’m going to be training in them haha. I think I’ll probably reach a point where I don’t care anymore but you know when your shoes are brand new and you just want to keep them that way forever? I’ll try my best to keep them clean but such is life.

On an entirely different note, today it’s been 21 years since my beautiful mum passed away. The first one in a while where I’m in a new place and not a lot of the people know about her or the situation. A couple of friends here know but I still find it an odd subject to speak about. It’s not so much me talking about it, it’s more the reactions you get from speaking about it. I find a lot of people don’t know what to say and get uncomfortable and I don’t want them to feel that way. As if they’re scared to ask questions or they say they’re sorry. It’s not what I’m after when telling people about her. I think it’s more the fact that I’d like to acknowledge her that she lived rather than not saying anything at all. I’m not asking for anyone to feel sorry for me. I don’t know, death is always an awkward subject.

Either way, I wanted to do something nice today as I usually do when it’s mum’s birthday or the anniversary of her death. So Mich and I are going to hang out during the day today and then head to them gym this afternoon because the gym makes everything feel better. I do feel a bit heavier in the chest today. It’s as if my body just knows that today is a bit of a sad one. It’s on days like these I get reminded once again of the fact she isn’t here. I’ll be okay, I just miss her. 21 years, that is crazy… I can’t believe it. Mum I’ll be thinking of you a bit extra today. I know you’re with me on this adventure in Australia and I’m trying to make the most of it, experiencing it for the both of us. I think you would’ve loved it here. I wish I could tell you all about it but I know you’re here seeing it all. It’s just that I physically can’t talk to you but I know you’re here next to me keeping me strong and helping me feel brave on this new journey. I love you and I miss you forever.

Have a lovely day my dears and hug your mums a bit extra today for me, M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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