A New Powdered PB, Pro Deals and Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Review

 

Okay friends.

It’s Monday night. I don’t know about you, but I could’ve used a little motivation earlier today. That’s always the case on Mondays though, right?

And….what’s more motivating than talking about running shoes and such?

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I did a quick 5 miles on the treadmill this morning.

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I couldn’t wear my new Wave Sayonara 2 shoes since they were still a little wet from yesterday’s sweaty run. Oops. I need to do something about that. I think newspaper or dryer sheets work, right?

We were, however, all successfully dressed and out of the house by 6:45 am. That’s pretty impressive for us. I had a follow up prolotherapy appointment. I can’t believe it’s been a year since the whole hip dysplasia thing. Crazy.

I got back just in time to whip up this egg white scramble over spinach and answer a million and one “but Mommy, why?” questions. The boys were on fire today.

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I followed that breakfast salad type thing with some sweetener free roasted kabocha.

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I haven’t had it in forever, but I was craving it and happen to have one in the pantry from a couple weeks ago. Maybe it was the prolotherapy appointment that brought back memories of the countless roasted kabocha boats I ate last year.

I was curious to see if I was going to fall back in love with the whole squash thing.

I didn’t.

Weird. It was just “eh”. I mean it was good, but nothing exciting and I don’t even have the desire to go buy another one. I’m saving some serious dough these days. I am counting down until those purple sweet potatoes come back in season though. Now those are really something else.

 

I’ve fallen in love with this new Just Great Stuff powdered peanut butter though.

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It has the same nutritional info as PB2, but is made with organic ingredients.

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It mixes really well with unsweetened almond milk and I’ve been using it in a new version of healthy cookie dough dip that uses a date as the sweetener. Yeah, good stuff.

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I’m planning on getting the recipe to you later this week since the boys like it too.

Random, but the tortoises were out today. I’m pretty sure they were moving faster than I was all day.

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I really could not get it together.

 

Some highlights of our day were the car wash

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and a stop at Subway for lunch for everyone.

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Before we get into a little shoe chat, here’s a super funny running video that Michelle sent me.

Good stuff.

“Help your kids find a different hobby other than distance running. Like video games, diabetes, etc.”

(If the video doesn’t work, you can click the link here.)

 

Oh and here’s some new Pro Compression news you should know. They have a bunch of new products out and you can save 40% and get FREE shipping with the code NEW.

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They have the grab bag special going on too with calf sleeves. I just checked and they still have a few left, but last time they sold out quick.

You can still use the code LEG also for the discount on the leggings also.

 

Okay, so let’s talk the new Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2. The official launch date was July 5th so I’m only about 10 days behind. Oopsies.

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These are very similar to the first version with just a few minor improvements.

Obviously they’re awesome looking. One funny thing I noticed right away is that the shoelaces are shorter than the original Wave Sayonara shoes. I’m not sure if that’s with all pairs or just because the ones that were sent to me were before the release date last week and were a sample shoe.

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I actually like the shorter laces because you only have to tie them once and they don’t flap around or anything. I also love that the laces are black and pink. I’m just not a fan of light colored laces. They get too dirty too fast.

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It was a little over a year ago when they came out with the original Wave Sayonara. I reviewed those here.

I’ve been racing in Sayonaras exclusively since November. They are the perfect mix between giving enough support, yet also being very light.

This new version has a few upgrades.

KEY FEATURES:

  • New refined fit includes a more harmonious midfoot wrap with softer, more breathable mesh materials throughout the upper, while still providing support in all the right places.
  • Ultra-responsive, lightweight U4ic midsole and Parallel Wave in the heel deliver a smooth, cushioned ride.
  • A wide forefoot, full-ground midsole and 10mm ramp give the Wave Sayonara 2 a stable, fast ride that’s incredibly light, yet durable, at 8.0 oz. (6.6 oz for the women’s shoe)
  • New sockliner provides increased resiliency and responsiveness.

The Running Warehouse Blog has a great review of the minor changes complete with a short video.

In addition to talking about the more accessible fit, they mention a graphic change where you can now see hands waving “goodbye” along the overlays on the midfoot and toe box.

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Not sure if it’s just me, but I can’t see any hands waving. Can you?

 

There’s another short video on the Mizuno website here highlighting the minor changes. This shoe is a great one for races and/or for fast training. It seems to work well for the neutral runner and runners who need just a little stability like myself.

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So far I love them. I’ve run in them for a couple weeks now and only on the treadmill, but I’m already a fan and plan to run my next race in them.

I do notice that the fit is a little better. It’s more form fitting without being restrictive. I also like that they’re even a bit lighter than the first version. I pronate so I have to be careful with the lighter shoes, but these seem to give just enough support that I need for races and treadmill running.

I haven had any issues with them being uncomfortable or random hotspots or anything. I notice the minor changes in the fit they made with a better midfoot wrap and less seams so it has a more socklike feel.

Overall, they are just the same great Sayonara shoe, just a tad better. Pretty much just what was expected. Mizuno does it again.

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I plan on putting quite a few sweaty miles on these bad boys.

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Yes, yes I do.

 

Other Mizuno news you should know:

They have NEW COLORS of the fabulous Wave Inspire 10 shoes (as well as quite a few of their other shoes). These Jazzy-Sulfur Spring-Silver ones are on my wish list!

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I mean, right?

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Speaking of Wave Inspires, they have the 9s on sale on their website in the Running Outlet section along with some other cool deals on shoes and gear.

 

Okay, I am off to bed so I can be up and ready to put a few treadmill miles on these shoes in the morning.

 

Hope you had a great start to your week!

 

What was the highlight of your Monday?

Shoe laces- do you like dark ones or light ones or do you not even care?

Can anyone see the waving hands in the shoes design?

What shoes are on your wish list?

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Comments

  1. 1

    ummm i need that cookie dough dip like stat!! how do you think this powdered pb compares to pb2?

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    Laura says:

    I love Just Great Stuff powdered pb. I have been using it for awhile now- it’s nice and easy to mix into smoothies!! The highlight of my Monday was blueberry picking with my friend and her boys. I heart summer.
    On my shoe wish list right now are the Brooks Glycerin 12 and a new pair of Pure Flows 3 in one of the fun new colors. (sorry….I used to be exclusively Mizuno but all the new changes they made did not agree with me & my feet!) Have a great day!!

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    I love PB2 as a mix-in with oatmeal or greek yogurt. Doesn’t mean I give up my regular nut butter!! I just think powdered pb helps keep the consistency normal when mixed in with some foods. I’ll have to try Just Great Stuff though! Where do you get yours?

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    Kathy says:

    I do not see any waving hands….and YES, newspaper works great to dry out shoes ~ dryer sheets too? We have never tried that?! I waited to buy the posture bra thing but can’t wait any longer….any news on any discount? I just get antsy like that….

  5. 5

    Oh I’ve not seen that Powdered PB brand before. I was just happy that our grocery stores finally started carrying PB2. I love mixing in some stevia into PB2 (sometimes vanilla protein powder too) and slathering it on apples or rice cakes. It’s like icing!

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    Jenny says:

    Hi there! Great read today.
    I recently started training in WaveRider 17s. I loved them for the first few weeks, but once I started going over 13, I felt my toes started to hurt. I think I may need to go up another half size, but I was wondering how you think the Sayonara compares — or if you would recommend them over the WRs. I have previously ran in Brooks Ghost and Asics Gel Cumulous. I’ve liked them all, but have had issues, so looking for something to call my own. I was using Brooks, but then got Tendenities in my ankle, eventually switchted to the Asics, which were good to me, but kind of heavy.

    Thanks! Appreciate your tips.

    • 6.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I’ve never worn the Wave Riders. If your toes are hurting though I would definitely go up a size. I always wear my running shoes big (Learned the hard way after losing a few toenails).
      I know a lot of people who run in the Riders use the Sayonaras for racing and faster runs without any issues. I would say it’s worth a shot. :) Sorry I’m not much more help Jenny. Shoot.

    • 6.2
      Sarah says:

      Hi Jenny! I wear both the Wave Rider and the Wave Sayonara (the original, haven’t gotten to try the 2 yet), and can confirm that in the same size, the Wave Sayonara has a bit more toe room due to a wide toe box. I do wear the same size in both shoes and would expect most people to do the same, but you may be just borderline enough on size that you’d want to size up in the Wave Rider. I think you’ll like the Sayonara if you’re a Rider fan – definitely worth a trip to your local running store to test them out! You can probably get a deal on the original right now if you aren’t pining for the latest and greatest!

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    Meredith says:

    IM COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS UNTIL PURPLE SWEET POTATOES COME BACK! Is it late August that Frieda’s had said? Ugh I just can’t take it anymore.. and Just Great Stuff also makes an AMAZING chocolate peanut butter version :)

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    Mari says:

    I havent had the powdered PB in awhile. Thanks for the reminder how versatile it is. I use peanut flour and ass sweetener sometimes. PB2 is easy. I tried that organic one last year but found the proie prohibitive. I wish I could help you with the purple potatoes. I do though think the purple outside white inside Japanese ones (whole foods) are just as delicious. I like the purple ones too though. I agree and think of you when I have one every day:)

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    Mari says:

    Oh gosh. I need to spell check myself! :) I meant to say add sweetener and the price gets in the way. They do have it at WF too. Re Potatoes: I think the Japanese ones are nearly as good and a good substitute. I am addicted to that Nuttzo crunchy. As an aside, Arctic Zero is on sale at Sprouts! Does anyone know how I add my picture?

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    I am loving the updates to the 2 so far!

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    I still haven’t tried powdered PB, but it sounds like something I need in my life.

    Also, I LOVE the color of those shoes! I am pretty set with running shoes right now, so I’m trying to resist. :)

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    Tracy says:

    Have you tried the chocolate version of Just Great Stuff powdered PB? So Good!

    I love your green & yellow tank (in the car with the boys)! Where’s it from?

    Purple sweet potatoes… can’t wait!

  13. 13
    Ashlynd says:

    Have you ever tried the Mizuno Wave EVO Levitas? I really like the other Mizuno runners that I’ve tried but I worry my toes will break through the mesh after a few long runs. Thoughts?

    • 13.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I have, but not really to run significant distances. I’ve used them at the gym for classes and cross training. What shoes are you running in now?

      • Ashlynd says:

        I’m currently running in the Wave Elixir 8. I really like them but I’m all about the light weight so I was thinking the EVO Levitas would be something good to try. Before I got my Elixirs I was running in Vibram Five Fingers and loving them, so I can do less support.

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