I have sad news.
I have been running in the Mizuno Wave Elixir for about a year and a half now. I am so in love with this shoe. After running in Brooks Adrenaline’s for 10+ pairs, I was looking for a change when they updated the shoe and it no longer fit my needs. I tried a pair of Asics but they were too much shoe for me and never felt right. I found my new perfect shoe in these Mizuno Wave Elixir’s. They are lightweight, feature a nice cushion in the heel and have just the right amount of stability without feeling overly stiff.
I had run my first pair into the ground and was starting to have a little foot pain from lack of support so I went to pick up a new pair. I was excited to find that they were on sale…but then discovered the reason when the sales person told me that Mizuno has discontinued the Wave Elixir. WHHHYYYY!!!!???? While I can CrossFit and train in the gym in just about any shoe, it is so hard for me to find running shoes that work for me. I’m SO SAD that Mizuno is discontinuing this shoe!
So I guess I need to invest in a few more pairs to have in the closet to last me for another year or two so I don’t have to embark on the shoe fitting journey again.
What is your favorite running shoe? Have you ever had a shoe discontinued?
Speaking of running shoes, I did a lot of running this week.
3 mile run with the pup in shorts and a tank top. It was beautiful weather!
Hot yoga + CrossFit
CrossFit WOD #1
30 wall balls
35 sit ups
Done in just under 8 minutes. Great bodyweight warm up WOD to prepare for the second WOD.
CrossFit WOD #2
12 Hand Stand Push Up (HSPU), 25 Double Unders (DU), 3 Hang Power Snatch (HPS) (done at 55#)
9 HSPU, 25 DU, 6 HPS
6 HSPU, 25 DU, 9 HPS
3 HSPU, 25 DU, 12 HPS
This WOD was a nice mix of skill work with HSPU and DU and barbell work with the HPS.
CrossFit + Hot yoga
400 meter run
Deadlifts (done at 105#)
REST. So needed.
2.5 mile treadmill run + 12 minutes of tabata intervals
Tabata intervals are SUCH an amazing workout. 12 minutes and I was toast. Sore the next day!
2.5 mile run + hot yoga
TBD…run or yoga! It’s beautiful outside.