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SISU:RADIO:12 Don Devaney and the philosophy behind endurance

When it comes to veterans and faces or names from the Death Race and of endurance events in general, few strike chord as a certain Mr. Don Devaney.

Death racers from days of yore will know that he comes from a philosophical background, but can still throw punches in a metaphorical sense when it comes to covering vast, uncomfortable distances.

Team SISU catches up with Don and talks about books people should read, what it means to truly understand endurance and his inclusion in the SISU Iron.


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Kristena Barnes - When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event. Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels […]

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Zac Cromwell - Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going. Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple […]

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Jon Townsend - Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.   Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football […]

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Nick Waddell - When military training is used for "fun".

Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete. But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need […]

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AOF:149 Sonya Looney Be Brave. Do epic shit.

My Fave Muffins.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good muffin? These ones are my favorite! 


Not only do they make a great little post-workout snack, but they’re easy to make and they taste pretty darn fine too. Perhaps the best part about them is that you literally can’t mess them up. You just can’t. They’re resilient little creations! You can alter them in almost any way, and they’ll still turn out tasty (if you’re a student like me, that’s like music to your ears).


Don’t have a spare orange kicking around? Perhaps you have cinnamon. Throw some of that in there instead. Pumpkin seeds aren’t your jam? Mix in a bit of pumpkin puree and add a few more oats to balance it out. Or, embrace a pumpkin theme and add the seeds and the puree. No sunflower seeds? Well, who needs those anyway?
(Pro tip: I suggest not skipping the cranberries. They’re the best part.)


Below is a variation of the recipe I use most often, but play around with it! Throw in some ground flax, shredded coconut, or what-have-you. Not into butter? Applesauce works too, though the texture will change — maybe half of each is a good compromise for you.


These muffins aren’t sweet or strongly flavoured, so once you’ve got the base mixed up, have some fun and toss in whatever your little heart desires (and your cupboard has to offer)!


This time around, I decided to add in 1/2 cup of diced apple, a dash of nutmeg, and some cinnamon. I substituted 1/2 a banana and 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce for the margarine. I omitted the orange rind and the sunflower seeds. I used coconut almond milk because that’s what I had, and they turned out great!




Cranberry Seed Muffins
(courtesy of my lovely grandmother)


1/2 cup butter/margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1cup milk
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt


Then throw in:
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tsp grated orange rind
1 1/4 cup dried cranberries


Bake @ 350F for 22-25 minutes. You should be able to make 15-18 muffins. What you do from there is also up to you. Top it with some jam, honey, butter, or just enjoy the tasty goodness on its own.




 I like to freeze mine and take one out in the morning before my run. Then it’s ready and waiting for me afterwards!

Let me know how you change the recipe to create your fave muffins!