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Mid-week MTB XC at Solitude photos are posted. The link is in my bio. @midweekmtb @ibikeutah @solitudemtn #midweekmtb #mtb #mtbracing #utahmtb #solitudemountainresort #continuemission @continue_mission #utahmountainbiking #maybirdmtb @maybirdcycling @saltcycles #saltcycles @binghamcyclery @bountifulbicycle @binghammtb
Pictures from the final XC race with @midweekmtb #midweekmtb @continue_mission #continuemission thanks for the pictures. @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb @goridedotcom #goridedotcom @kindsnacks #kindsnacks @smithoptics #smithoptics @dakine #dakine @dnacycling #dnacycling @maglockbikepedal #maglockpedals @biodapt #biodapt #versafoot #utah #utahisrad @solitudemtn #adaptiveathlete #adaptivemountainbiking #utahmountainbiking
We take an active role in suicide prevention! 
CM goes to meetings at the state capital to give a Veterans perspective on mental health and suicide ideation. I have been down this road and supported Veterans in need. 
I would like to thank Senator Daniel Thatcher and the commission members for caring so much about our states Veterans. 
It is an honor to be involved 🇺🇸
NOTE: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)' #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance
We take an active role in suicide prevention! CM goes to meetings at the state capital to give a Veterans perspective on mental health and suicide ideation. I have been down this road and supported Veterans in need. I would like to thank Senator Daniel Thatcher and the commission members for caring so much about our states Veterans. It is an honor to be involved 🇺🇸 NOTE: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)' #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance 
Final XC race with @midweekmtb had some fun this whole season. Thank you @binghamcyclery for the swag from the raffle. @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb @continue_mission #continuemission @goridedotcom #goridedotcom @maglockbikepedal #maglockpedals @kindsnacks #kindsnacks @smithoptics #smithoptics @dakine #dakine @dnacycling #dnacycling @scctech.bike #scclube #utah #utahbiking#utahisrad #utahmountainbiking #adaptiveathlete #adaptivemountainbiking @biodapt #biodapt #versafoot #prostheticleg #fakephalanges
Final XC race with @midweekmtb had some fun this whole season. Thank you @binghamcyclery for the swag from the raffle. @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb  @continue_mission #continuemission  @goridedotcom #goridedotcom  @maglockbikepedal #maglockpedals  @kindsnacks #kindsnacks  @smithoptics #smithoptics  @dakine #dakine  @dnacycling #dnacycling  @scctech.bike #scclube  #utah  #utahbiking #utahisrad  #utahmountainbiking  #adaptiveathlete  #adaptivemountainbiking  @biodapt #biodapt  #versafoot  #prostheticleg  #fakephalanges 
Our Veterans love the fact that CM includes the family members. My family was a huge support during my deployments and at home after getting wounded in Iraq. We have not forgotten how healing it is to get the family out doing fun events together. 
Today we used our great @utahstateparksandrec resources and paddled at Rock Cliff. The water as you can see in the photo was incredible! 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #PhysicalHealth #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CM #CMFamily #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #Nonprofit #4StarAlliance #GuideStarPlatinum #XterraBoards #ISUP #SUPLife #Standuppaddling #HereToCreate #AdidasTerrex #WaterSports
Our Veterans love the fact that CM includes the family members. My family was a huge support during my deployments and at home after getting wounded in Iraq. We have not forgotten how healing it is to get the family out doing fun events together. Today we used our great @utahstateparksandrec resources and paddled at Rock Cliff. The water as you can see in the photo was incredible! #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #PhysicalHealth  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CM  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #Nonprofit  #4StarAlliance  #GuideStarPlatinum  #XterraBoards  #ISUP  #SUPLife  #Standuppaddling  #HereToCreate  #AdidasTerrex  #WaterSports 
Put in some miles this week. Met some good folks through the mountain biking community. @todd.hudson.instantgram thanks for reaching out to Matt in Park City. The one ride so far was awesome. Good people!! Along with the @midweekmtb race. Getting in some new trails also this week was amazing. @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb @goridedotcom #goridedotcom @continue_mission #continuemission @biodapt #biodapt @maglockbikepedal #maglockpedals @dakine #dakine @scctech.bike #sccslicklube @dnacycling #dnacycling #versafoot #utah #utahisrad #utahmountainbiking #mountainbike #adaptiveathlete #adaptivemountainbiking
Put in some miles this week. Met some good folks through the mountain biking community. @todd.hudson.instantgram thanks for reaching out to Matt in Park City. The one ride so far was awesome. Good people!! Along with the @midweekmtb race. Getting in some new trails also this week was amazing. @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb  @goridedotcom #goridedotcom  @continue_mission #continuemission  @biodapt #biodapt  @maglockbikepedal #maglockpedals  @dakine #dakine  @scctech.bike #sccslicklube  @dnacycling #dnacycling  #versafoot  #utah  #utahisrad  #utahmountainbiking  #mountainbike  #adaptiveathlete  #adaptivemountainbiking 
Photo by @snydo  Shot of me and @juliancarr at the finish of the @cirqueseries Trail Race.
Earlier in the race Julian (who holds world records for ski jumping off cliffs and was in seven Warren Miller films) pulled a pass on me down a mountain goat cliff trail, now I can see why jumping off cliffs with skis is no problem. 
Julian is the promoter of the Cirque Series and supports the Veterans in our program by giving CM a discount to race, email me for details. 
Thanks Julian for the support 🇺🇸
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #PushPeaks #HereToCreate #AdidasTerrex 
#FlyRacingUSA #CirqueSeries
Photo by @snydo Shot of me and @juliancarr at the finish of the @cirqueseries Trail Race. Earlier in the race Julian (who holds world records for ski jumping off cliffs and was in seven Warren Miller films) pulled a pass on me down a mountain goat cliff trail, now I can see why jumping off cliffs with skis is no problem. Julian is the promoter of the Cirque Series and supports the Veterans in our program by giving CM a discount to race, email me for details. Thanks Julian for the support 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #PushPeaks  #HereToCreate  #AdidasTerrex  #FlyRacingUSA  #CirqueSeries 
Finished another @cirqueseries Trail race, my official time was 1:40.53. I didn’t finish very well today but I’m happy with my results. Trail running has been my stress relief and mental health boost since my injuries from Iraq, it lets me know I’m alive plus see our beautiful mountain trails. 
I would like to thank the following companies that have supported my racing:
@flyracingusa - Gloves (I always wear gloves when trail running)
@adidas - Shoes (the Terrex Skychaser has been an amazing trail running shoe)
@naawk - Sunscreen (best in the business)
@rockwellwatches - Sunglasses and watch (first time racing in the Anvil yellow Lens glasses which were perfect on this cloudy day)
@hyperthreads - Active wear CM clothing (super comfortable)
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
Finished another @cirqueseries Trail race, my official time was 1:40.53. I didn’t finish very well today but I’m happy with my results. Trail running has been my stress relief and mental health boost since my injuries from Iraq, it lets me know I’m alive plus see our beautiful mountain trails. I would like to thank the following companies that have supported my racing: @flyracingusa - Gloves (I always wear gloves when trail running) @adidas - Shoes (the Terrex Skychaser has been an amazing trail running shoe) @naawk - Sunscreen (best in the business) @rockwellwatches - Sunglasses and watch (first time racing in the Anvil yellow Lens glasses which were perfect on this cloudy day) @hyperthreads - Active wear CM clothing (super comfortable) #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath 
$15,000 donation from Results Marketing, Jeff Donovan, and the amazing Pickleball community that supported the Eric Schuette PTSD Memorial Pickleball Tournament and Pro AM. It has been an honor to be supported by such an incredible group that cares so much about mental health issues. 
We would like to thank the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum & Encinitas Pickleball in Encinitas, CA for holding a fundraiser there as well to support our mission. 
Jeff Donovan introduced us to the game and it has been teaching our CM Family Pickleball for over a year now and it a huge hit for our Veterans of all ability levels.
Love and Respect  #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #PhysicalHealth #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CM #CMFamily #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #Pickleball #PlayinDavis #Nonprofit #4StarAlliance #GuideStarPlatinum #ResultsMarketing
$15,000 donation from Results Marketing, Jeff Donovan, and the amazing Pickleball community that supported the Eric Schuette PTSD Memorial Pickleball Tournament and Pro AM. It has been an honor to be supported by such an incredible group that cares so much about mental health issues. We would like to thank the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum & Encinitas Pickleball in Encinitas, CA for holding a fundraiser there as well to support our mission. Jeff Donovan introduced us to the game and it has been teaching our CM Family Pickleball for over a year now and it a huge hit for our Veterans of all ability levels. Love and Respect #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #PhysicalHealth  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CM  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #Pickleball  #PlayinDavis  #Nonprofit  #4StarAlliance  #GuideStarPlatinum  #ResultsMarketing 
Huge THANK YOU to the Utah chapter Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters for their ongoing support of our very important mission, their $3,062.13 donation will help so many Veterans. #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #DAR
Yesterday’s ride back to back. Longest ride for me so far. @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb @goridedotcom #goridedotcom @continue_mission #continuemission @biodapt #biodapt #versafoot #prostheticleg #adaptiveathlete #adaptivemountainbiking #utah #utahisrad #biking #mountainbiking
We started our day off taking the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Veterans out paddle boarding and ended with MTBing (photos in next post) 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
@midweekmtb at @snowbird last night 🇺🇸 @mister_one_calf and @sn0w_rider raced while @zimmerman.leslie and myself volunteer to do Sweep. Our Executive Director Melissa Hansen cheered everyone on and did some riding. 
NOTE: I wish I had a professional photo of the sunset, Melissa’s in the photos was with a cell phone. If anyone has a better photo post it in comments. The sunset 🌅 was amazing. 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
@midweekmtb at @snowbird last night 🇺🇸 @mister_one_calf and @sn0w_rider raced while @zimmerman.leslie and myself volunteer to do Sweep. Our Executive Director Melissa Hansen cheered everyone on and did some riding. NOTE: I wish I had a professional photo of the sunset, Melissa’s in the photos was with a cell phone. If anyone has a better photo post it in comments. The sunset 🌅 was amazing. #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath 
Draper Rising Boxing in Solidarity- Fundraiser for CM 
Climbing into a boxing ring when you never have done it before takes guts.
Huge shout-out to everyone involved and to CM Family members Ginger Mercer and Eric Anderson who stepped into the ring to represent CM, these two Veterans did an incredible job.
Special thank you to Chuck Gates, Flash of Flash Academy, Draper City Mayor Troy Walker, Jay Whittaker, all fighters, and everyone who donated to support our mission! 
Love and Respect 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #PhysicalHealth #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CM #CMFamily #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #Nonprofit #4StarAlliance #GuideStarPlatinum #drapercity #boxing #fightnight @catumano @itsjaywhittaker @gbread74 @ericbear25
Draper Rising Boxing in Solidarity- Fundraiser for CM Climbing into a boxing ring when you never have done it before takes guts. Huge shout-out to everyone involved and to CM Family members Ginger Mercer and Eric Anderson who stepped into the ring to represent CM, these two Veterans did an incredible job. Special thank you to Chuck Gates, Flash of Flash Academy, Draper City Mayor Troy Walker, Jay Whittaker, all fighters, and everyone who donated to support our mission! Love and Respect #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #PhysicalHealth  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CM  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #Nonprofit  #4StarAlliance  #GuideStarPlatinum  #drapercity  #boxing  #fightnight  @catumano @itsjaywhittaker @gbread74 @ericbear25
Getting ready to fight for #continue_mission #flashacademy #continuemission
Outstanding ride today on the Ogden trail. It was great to have Craig and AnnaBelle from the National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS) join us, the NCVS does incredible work for mental health and suicide prevention for Veterans! 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #Cycling #NCVS #NationalCenterForVeteransStudies
Outstanding ride today on the Ogden trail. It was great to have Craig and AnnaBelle from the National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS) join us, the NCVS does incredible work for mental health and suicide prevention for Veterans! #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #Cycling  #NCVS  #NationalCenterForVeteransStudies 
Tomorrow night I’m going to be participating in a short bout of boxing for charity! Come watch David take on Goliath aka 5’9” 157lb me take on 6’2” 207lb Jay Whitaker. The money will go to a veterans non profit in Utah and you’ll get to see me spar this big fella. The last image has more details (but the pairings are wrong). See you there! .
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#draperutah #boxing #boxingutah #utah #charityfight #saltlakecity #boxersofinstagram #continuemission #draperamphitheater
Tomorrow night I’m going to be participating in a short bout of boxing for charity! Come watch David take on Goliath aka 5’9” 157lb me take on 6’2” 207lb Jay Whitaker. The money will go to a veterans non profit in Utah and you’ll get to see me spar this big fella. The last image has more details (but the pairings are wrong). See you there! . . . 📷 @kathrynmjones . . #draperutah  #boxing  #boxingutah  #utah  #charityfight  #saltlakecity  #boxersofinstagram  #continuemission  #draperamphitheater 
Beautiful morning ride with our VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Veterans. 
Some of these Vets haven’t ridden a bike in many years. Now they can’t wait for their next ride. 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #Cycling #PlayInDavis #WoodsCross
Started our day off with Pickleball (no photos) and ended with MTBing at @white_pine_touring . Always a pleasure when our Vietnam Marine Veteran Tom joins us on the mountain.
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
Thank you @big_budah #Repost @big_budah with @get_repost
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@continue_mission is the beneficiary of this weekend’s 2nd annual #draperrising put on by #flashacademy and even my boy @itsjaywhittaker is on the bill tune in to @fox13now #gdu #gooddayutah to learn what is going down #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
Thank you @big_budah #Repost  @big_budah with @get_repost ・・・ @continue_mission is the beneficiary of this weekend’s 2nd annual #draperrising  put on by #flashacademy  and even my boy @itsjaywhittaker is on the bill tune in to @fox13now #gdu  #gooddayutah  to learn what is going down #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath 
ATTENTION Utah:
We will be on CH 13 News with Big Budah tomorrow morning ⚠️
CM fighters Ginger Mercer and Eric Anderson will be talking about their fight coming up on the 7th 💪🏼
Thank you Flash from Flash Academy for training our Veterans for the last three weeks getting them ready for the fight 🇺🇸
Please buy some tickets (proceeds go to CM) to watch the fights❤️ #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #FlashAcademy
ATTENTION Utah: We will be on CH 13 News with Big Budah tomorrow morning ⚠️ CM fighters Ginger Mercer and Eric Anderson will be talking about their fight coming up on the 7th 💪🏼 Thank you Flash from Flash Academy for training our Veterans for the last three weeks getting them ready for the fight 🇺🇸 Please buy some tickets (proceeds go to CM) to watch the fights❤️ #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #FlashAcademy 
"...and in end. You will know, in your heart of hearts, it was "Necessary & Worthwhile!"- Charlie Mike.  #kaptains_log #charliemike #continuemission #thereisnospoon #cfffcf
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Not over it yet. @cirqueseries 2018 kick off at @brightonresort was amazing. High vibes and good times. Thanks for pushing peaks with us! #pushpeaks #cirqueseries #OffTheBeatenPath #continuemission @cirqueseries @discrete 
Photos: @fearnowka @thepandolphin @ballenmedia
There was a time when my chronic pain, depression, and anxiety controlled my life. I was dwelling on what life was like before my injuries from the war and thinking my future would never have happiness ever again.  I can’t express how happy I am for choosing to Continue Mission in Life! 
I refuse to let my chronic pain and mental health issues keep me down. I am 46 years old and want to live life to its fullest and participate in activities that challenge my physical and mental health.  It’s too damn easy to sit at home and make excuses why I shouldn’t eat healthy or exercise and let life pass me by. 
My latest personal challenge was June 30th. I signed myself up to race Expert Class in the @cirqueseries Trail Race. It caused more anxiety and pressure knowing I was going up against Utah’s Expert Trail Runners; moving up a class is a personal choice that is not an easy one to make. 
I would like to thank @juliancarr , the promoter of the Cirque Series, for his incredible support of the CM Family and holding such a challenging trail race.  The miles involved are low while the elevation gain is incredibly high. The website said 6.7 miles / 3,015 FT Vert, my Garmin at the end read 6.1 Miles / 2,795 FT Vert (I stayed on course and not sure why it read different). A trail race like this is a mental and physical challenge, all you want to do is quit. To push on even though my feet were getting hot spots with blisters, muscles telling me to stop and pushing through the mental negative thoughts. I finished 58th overall out of 97 Expert racers and finished 3rd overall if you go by age group 46 to 50.  I’m very happy with my results, my goal was to finish under two hours and that goal was met. 
I hope this motivates others to find something to challenge themselves with. That challenge could be a 5k or a ropes course to challenge heights, etc. It doesn’t matter what mental or physical special needs you have, there is something you can do to challenge yourself! 
Special thank you to my race sponsors: @adidas , @flyracingusa , @rockwellwatches , @naawk , @hyperthreads , @clifbar , @white_pine_touring 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #pushpeaks
There was a time when my chronic pain, depression, and anxiety controlled my life. I was dwelling on what life was like before my injuries from the war and thinking my future would never have happiness ever again. I can’t express how happy I am for choosing to Continue Mission in Life! I refuse to let my chronic pain and mental health issues keep me down. I am 46 years old and want to live life to its fullest and participate in activities that challenge my physical and mental health. It’s too damn easy to sit at home and make excuses why I shouldn’t eat healthy or exercise and let life pass me by. My latest personal challenge was June 30th. I signed myself up to race Expert Class in the @cirqueseries Trail Race. It caused more anxiety and pressure knowing I was going up against Utah’s Expert Trail Runners; moving up a class is a personal choice that is not an easy one to make. I would like to thank @juliancarr , the promoter of the Cirque Series, for his incredible support of the CM Family and holding such a challenging trail race. The miles involved are low while the elevation gain is incredibly high. The website said 6.7 miles / 3,015 FT Vert, my Garmin at the end read 6.1 Miles / 2,795 FT Vert (I stayed on course and not sure why it read different). A trail race like this is a mental and physical challenge, all you want to do is quit. To push on even though my feet were getting hot spots with blisters, muscles telling me to stop and pushing through the mental negative thoughts. I finished 58th overall out of 97 Expert racers and finished 3rd overall if you go by age group 46 to 50. I’m very happy with my results, my goal was to finish under two hours and that goal was met. I hope this motivates others to find something to challenge themselves with. That challenge could be a 5k or a ropes course to challenge heights, etc. It doesn’t matter what mental or physical special needs you have, there is something you can do to challenge yourself! Special thank you to my race sponsors: @adidas , @flyracingusa , @rockwellwatches , @naawk , @hyperthreads , @clifbar , @white_pine_touring #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #pushpeaks 
Mini enduro at solitude this week! Amazing course and fun times. Full race photos link in my bio. @midweekmtb @ibikeutah @solitudemtn @goridedotcom #midweekmtb #mtb #mtbracing #utahmtb #solitudemountainresort #continuemission @continue_mission #utahmountainbiking @saltcycles #saltcycles @binghamcyclery @bountifulbicycle @binghammtb
@alpha.coffee one year shop opening party. Veteran owned and is a huge supporter of CM 🇺🇸
Come visit there incredible Coffee Shop and visit with owners Carl and Lori! 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #AlphaCoffee
Day 4
Lisa from Melwood Veterans Services started our morning off with Qigong to loosen our bodies up for a day of adventure.
We hiked to a beautiful waterfall, went paddle boarding, and did couples shenanigans with Mark from Melwood.
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
#Repost @naawk with @get_repost
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Get out and give back. NAAWK is donating a portion of all sunscreen sales to @continue_mission - a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Veterans by promoting health and wellness and positive life changing experiences. #OffTheBeatenPath #NoVeteranLeftBehind
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#Veterans #armedforces #USA #ContinueMission #PTSD #suicideprevention #Utah
Get out and give back. NAAWK is donating a portion of all sunscreen sales to @continue_mission - a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Veterans by promoting health and wellness and positive life changing experiences. #OffTheBeatenPath #NoVeteranLeftBehind
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#Veterans #armedforces #USA #ContinueMission #PTSD #suicideprevention #Utah
When Achilles was shot by Paris' arrow trying to save Perseus. He said to her..."Youve given me peace in a life of war." These are the words and sentiment i shared with a woman who ive been had a crush on, today!  What with all the madness going on in my life right now. I randomly decided to stop by her work to see how she and the others were doing sonce i been gone. And wouldnt you know, they were having a party with live band and food and cake and dancing! She(my crush) looked amazing in a sheer pink dress and heels! And when she danced i was mesmerized! And emmensly aroused! I wasn't gon dance. But the band was way too good. The music they played was way too good. She looked way to good. And tge people and the atmosphere felt way too good...that a nigga had to cut it up, one time! Lol And as i did, me and my crush gravitated toward each other, from across the room. We looked into each others eyes as we danced! And our bodies were in a natural sync with one another! As we walked back to our table! It was at that very moment that i said to her..."You've given me peace in a life of war." Debrah is one hell of a beautiful, intelligent, and strong woman! We'd make a great couple! Word. #kaptains_log #charliemike #continuemission #thereisnospoon #cfffcf
When Achilles was shot by Paris' arrow trying to save Perseus. He said to her..."Youve given me peace in a life of war." These are the words and sentiment i shared with a woman who ive been had a crush on, today! What with all the madness going on in my life right now. I randomly decided to stop by her work to see how she and the others were doing sonce i been gone. And wouldnt you know, they were having a party with live band and food and cake and dancing! She(my crush) looked amazing in a sheer pink dress and heels! And when she danced i was mesmerized! And emmensly aroused! I wasn't gon dance. But the band was way too good. The music they played was way too good. She looked way to good. And tge people and the atmosphere felt way too good...that a nigga had to cut it up, one time! Lol And as i did, me and my crush gravitated toward each other, from across the room. We looked into each others eyes as we danced! And our bodies were in a natural sync with one another! As we walked back to our table! It was at that very moment that i said to her..."You've given me peace in a life of war." Debrah is one hell of a beautiful, intelligent, and strong woman! We'd make a great couple! Word. #kaptains_log  #charliemike  #continuemission  #thereisnospoon  #cfffcf 
Day 3
Morning started with Qigong and yoga moves by Lisa from Melwood Veterans Services and then moved on with a hike to a rope challenge course that was incredible lead by Mark of Melwood. Photos do not give this thing justice, 75 feet in the air with a beautiful forest below and the CM Family encouraging each other all the way. After we had a great meal and a little horseshoes at the end. 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
Day 3 Morning started with Qigong and yoga moves by Lisa from Melwood Veterans Services and then moved on with a hike to a rope challenge course that was incredible lead by Mark of Melwood. Photos do not give this thing justice, 75 feet in the air with a beautiful forest below and the CM Family encouraging each other all the way. After we had a great meal and a little horseshoes at the end. #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath 
Day 2 started off with Lisa from Melwood Veterans Services leading us in Qigong, it was sooo relaxing and helped warm the body up for a day of events. Next was breakfast and of course @alpha.coffee , then we moved on with some team building games lead by Mark from Melwood. 
After a nice lunch we headed out on a bike ride. CM Vet Matt rode our @greatwesternebikes trike with all our gear, Thanks Matt for being our support bike! 
We finished our day with a great meal full of laughter.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s adventure 🇺🇸
Special thank you to Melwood Veterans Services for partnering with CM and giving our Vets an amazing time ❤️
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #MelwoodVeteransServices
Day 2 started off with Lisa from Melwood Veterans Services leading us in Qigong, it was sooo relaxing and helped warm the body up for a day of events. Next was breakfast and of course @alpha.coffee , then we moved on with some team building games lead by Mark from Melwood. After a nice lunch we headed out on a bike ride. CM Vet Matt rode our @greatwesternebikes trike with all our gear, Thanks Matt for being our support bike! We finished our day with a great meal full of laughter. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s adventure 🇺🇸 Special thank you to Melwood Veterans Services for partnering with CM and giving our Vets an amazing time ❤️ #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #MelwoodVeteransServices 
Day 1 of our couples retreat in partnership with Melwood Veterans Services. We started off with an incredible dinner at Timbermine Steakhouse.
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #MelwoodVeteransServices #TimbermineSteakhouse
Pre rode the next mini enduro for the MidWeek Series that’s coming up this Tuesday. Thanks @mobbin_rob for meeting up.  @midweekmtb @highlinersmtb #highlinersmtb @continue_mission #continuemission @santacruzbicycles #santacruzbicycles @biodapt #biodapt #versafoot @maglockbikepedal #maglockpedals @goridedotcom #goridedotcom
Message from Finn Melanson about the race:
“Thanks for the opportunity to represent CM. I had a really tough day out there and was really far off all my goals, but there was no way I wasn't going to finish knowing who I was representing and how tough and resilient our veterans are. This is a photo of me at the river in El Dorado canyon mile 46 at the base of the climb up to the top of Devil’s Thumb, soaking to bring core temps down, it was about 108 degrees here!” - Finn 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #TrailRun #TrailRunning #Running
Message from Finn Melanson about the race: “Thanks for the opportunity to represent CM. I had a really tough day out there and was really far off all my goals, but there was no way I wasn't going to finish knowing who I was representing and how tough and resilient our veterans are. This is a photo of me at the river in El Dorado canyon mile 46 at the base of the climb up to the top of Devil’s Thumb, soaking to bring core temps down, it was about 108 degrees here!” - Finn #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #TrailRun  #TrailRunning  #Running 
Congratulations to 26 year old Finn Melanson for finishing 53rd at the @wser  Western States Endurance Run and representing the CM Family! 
Love and Respect 🇺🇸❤️
Who’s up for this 100 mile trail race next year?
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #WesternStates100 #TrailRun #Running #WesternStatesEnduranceRun
Congratulations to 26 year old Finn Melanson for finishing 53rd at the @wser Western States Endurance Run and representing the CM Family! Love and Respect 🇺🇸❤️ Who’s up for this 100 mile trail race next year? #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #WesternStates100  #TrailRun  #Running  #WesternStatesEnduranceRun 
Finn Melanson is CM's newest volunteer. He is a mountain ultra trail runner who is running right now as an ambassador for CM in the Western States 100 Miler in Squaw Valley, CA to Auburn, CA. This race is recognized as the oldest, most prestigious, and most competitive ultra marathon in the United States.This event looks and feels like the "Super Bowl" of ultra running. As a new volunteer to CM, Finn thought about his upcoming run and said I would rather run for a cause than run for myself. Finn felt that Continue Mission needs to have a presence at the Western States 100 Miler because the themes and goals of CM's organization and this race go hand in hand. When you get to the heart of the matter, like the events hosted by Continue Mission, Western States aims to inspire and empower individuals who want seek the pathway to health and wellness through positive, life-changing outdoor experiences.  In fact, as Finn states, there are many combat Veterans who turn to the sport of mountain ultra trail running after their time in the service.  Some of the best runners in the sport are Veterans.  They are attracted to this sport because of the similar dedication and work ethic of many runners and race organizers, the physical and psychological challenge, and the simple fact that trail running is a therapeutic endeavor for those who are dealing with their experiences from time in combat serving our country.

Finn is running in CM logo wear. Cheers and thanks to Brian of Resonance Print who was able to contribute logo printing on running wear with not a minute to spare before Finn left for the race. There will be approximately 10,000 runners, organizers, volunteers, crew members, and spectators at this event who, in theory, would admire the mission of this CM's organization, and simply need the exposure to get involved in some capacity. By representing CM, Finn hopes to share the message of Continue Mission and to get similar advocates involved in the organization. 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance
Finn Melanson is CM's newest volunteer. He is a mountain ultra trail runner who is running right now as an ambassador for CM in the Western States 100 Miler in Squaw Valley, CA to Auburn, CA. This race is recognized as the oldest, most prestigious, and most competitive ultra marathon in the United States.This event looks and feels like the "Super Bowl" of ultra running. As a new volunteer to CM, Finn thought about his upcoming run and said I would rather run for a cause than run for myself. Finn felt that Continue Mission needs to have a presence at the Western States 100 Miler because the themes and goals of CM's organization and this race go hand in hand. When you get to the heart of the matter, like the events hosted by Continue Mission, Western States aims to inspire and empower individuals who want seek the pathway to health and wellness through positive, life-changing outdoor experiences. In fact, as Finn states, there are many combat Veterans who turn to the sport of mountain ultra trail running after their time in the service. Some of the best runners in the sport are Veterans. They are attracted to this sport because of the similar dedication and work ethic of many runners and race organizers, the physical and psychological challenge, and the simple fact that trail running is a therapeutic endeavor for those who are dealing with their experiences from time in combat serving our country. Finn is running in CM logo wear. Cheers and thanks to Brian of Resonance Print who was able to contribute logo printing on running wear with not a minute to spare before Finn left for the race. There will be approximately 10,000 runners, organizers, volunteers, crew members, and spectators at this event who, in theory, would admire the mission of this CM's organization, and simply need the exposure to get involved in some capacity. By representing CM, Finn hopes to share the message of Continue Mission and to get similar advocates involved in the organization. #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance 
My brother is an avid goldwing fan! Since he been in his mid twenties! Talk about an "old soul!" Lol Anyway, when he hit me up this morning all suped up and hyped for the new goldwing, he sent me this pic... Hmmm This is definitely, most assuredly, and absolutely a fucking cops bike! Lol BUT THAT LANDSCAPE THO!!!!!!!!!!! That is 100% Grade A All Natural "Beauty," given graciously of none else but, Colorado herself! #milehighcountry #boxstate #kaptains_log #charliemike #continuemission #thereisnospoon #cfffcf
My brother is an avid goldwing fan! Since he been in his mid twenties! Talk about an "old soul!" Lol Anyway, when he hit me up this morning all suped up and hyped for the new goldwing, he sent me this pic... Hmmm This is definitely, most assuredly, and absolutely a fucking cops bike! Lol BUT THAT LANDSCAPE THO!!!!!!!!!!! That is 100% Grade A All Natural "Beauty," given graciously of none else but, Colorado herself! #milehighcountry  #boxstate  #kaptains_log  #charliemike  #continuemission  #thereisnospoon  #cfffcf 
Midweek XC race at high ranch! Beautiful night for a race. Full photo album on my Facebook page. Link is in my bio. @midweekmtb @ibikeutah #midweekmtb #mtb #mtbracing #utahmtb #parkcity #continuemission @continue_mission #utahmountainbiking #maybirdmtb @maybirdcycling #americafirstcyclingteam @saltcycles #saltcycles @binghamcyclery @bountifulbicycle @binghammtb @9seventyracing #9seventy
Have you played pickleball?  See more from the pro am on my blog.  smyerimage.com/blog  #pickleball #onix #payitforward #resultsmarketing #ptsdawareness #continuemission
Stay tuned for Mid-Week XC race at High Star this week! There were so many great shots it is taking a bit longer but they are coming soon!!
@midweekmtb @ibikeutah #midweekmtb #mtb #mtbracing #utahmtb #parkcity #continuemission @continue_mission #utahmountainbiking #maybirdmtb @maybirdcycling #americafirstcyclingteam @saltcycles #saltcycles @binghamcyclery @bountifulbicycle @binghammtb @9seventyracing #9seventy
#tbt When i was down in Jacksonville, Few'n! Like I'm ALWAYS DOIN! LOL Nothing gon ever stop that!! Word #kaptains_log #charliemike #continuemission #thereisnospoon #cfffcf
I’ve had about two months of mental health challenges and I knew if I gave it time I would break free from it. 
Today I ran on the beach shoeless so I could feel the sand going through my toes, feel the cool ocean water which helped remind me how important it is for us all to Continue Mission in Life #CMinLife
What a beautiful day to be alive! ❤️ #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
I’ve had about two months of mental health challenges and I knew if I gave it time I would break free from it. Today I ran on the beach shoeless so I could feel the sand going through my toes, feel the cool ocean water which helped remind me how important it is for us all to Continue Mission in Life #CMinLife  What a beautiful day to be alive! ❤️ #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath 
I didn’t get many photos at the @midweekmtb but I did get some photos of CM Staff @zimmerman.leslie kids racing in the kids class 😊
Leslie and I volunteered to do “sweep” for the beginner and sport classes while CM Family members Julia and Kennedy raced.
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #midweekmtbseries #mtb #mtbracing
I didn’t get many photos at the @midweekmtb but I did get some photos of CM Staff @zimmerman.leslie kids racing in the kids class 😊 Leslie and I volunteered to do “sweep” for the beginner and sport classes while CM Family members Julia and Kennedy raced. #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #midweekmtbseries  #mtb  #mtbracing 
Shoutout to Jeff Donovan of Results Marketing and the Pickleball community for all the incredible support of the CM Family! We are in CA for another fundraiser for CM 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
I prefer a pen and paper over a laptop any day of the week. Today I’m carrying the #machineeraco black DLC pen and the ever-reliable #doanepapergoods Moon Camera. 🖊📓 #edc #edcgear #everydaycarry #dailycarry #pocketdump #whatsinyourpocket #knife #knifelife #knifeaddict #knifeclub #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #knifecommunity #womenofEDC #edccommunity #useyourshit #madeinusa🇺🇸 #ridgewallet #continuemission #spydercodelica4 #carbonfiber #tinmill #penandpaper
I prefer a pen and paper over a laptop any day of the week. Today I’m carrying the #machineeraco  black DLC pen and the ever-reliable #doanepapergoods  Moon Camera. 🖊📓 #edc  #edcgear  #everydaycarry  #dailycarry  #pocketdump  #whatsinyourpocket  #knife  #knifelife  #knifeaddict  #knifeclub  #knives  #knifestagram  #knivesofig  #knifecommunity  #womenofEDC  #edccommunity  #useyourshit  #madeinusa 🇺🇸 #ridgewallet  #continuemission  #spydercodelica4  #carbonfiber  #tinmill  #penandpaper 
We did a recon mission for our couples R&R in Eden, UT. Our adventure will include hiking, biking, climbing course, paddle boarding, plus more🇺🇸 #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath
At Mom's (mother chapter), Grillz Blazing Hot!!! Hot dogs & Links!!! Happy Father's Day!!!! #kaptains_log #charliemike #continuemission #thereisnospoon #cffcf
Second time out. First time I was sitting on knees. This time I faced the challenge and stood up. Feeling really accomplished. @continue_mission @xterraboards @adidas #continuemission #xterraboards #adidas @rockwellwatches #rockwellwatches #adaptiveathlete #accomplished #challenge #living #utah #utahisrad #paddleboarding
Proud to support @continue_mission and all their truly amazing efforts within the Veteran community here in Salt Lake City and beyond. A portion of all @naawk sunscreen sales will go toward their great programs through July 2018. Protect yourself and help them! #ContinueMission #OffTheBeatenPath #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Utah #Veterans #GetOutside #USA #MadeLocal #MTB
In honor of my late husband, 
vet Erich Schuette PTSD Awareness Pickleball Tournament in Brigham City, Utah 
Going on right now! 
#ptsd #ptsdawareness #continuemission #cm #novetleftbehind #suicideprevention #helpthevets #erichschuetteptsdmemorial #erichschuetteptsdpickleballtournament
Excited to be supporting great organizations like @continue_mission who help veterans find happiness and fight daily struggles through stand paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. 💪🏻
#xterraboards #supports #continuemission #nonprofit #veteran #paddleboarding #ptsd #sup #paddletheworld #paddlers
After paddle boarding we rushed to CM HQ to drop off the boards and load up the mountain bikes to join our CM Family at the @white_pine_touring Thursday Night Rides (TNR). No better way to celebrate Flag Day and the U.S. Army Birthday then with the CM Family! 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #MTB
After paddle boarding we rushed to CM HQ to drop off the boards and load up the mountain bikes to join our CM Family at the @white_pine_touring Thursday Night Rides (TNR). No better way to celebrate Flag Day and the U.S. Army Birthday then with the CM Family! 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #MTB 
Flag day and the U.S. Army birthday (plus Mandee’s b-day) was celebrated by going paddle boarding with the CM Family. VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Vets enjoyed our great @xterraboards 🇺🇸
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #SUP #PaddleBoarding #EastCanyon #XterraBoards
Flag day and the U.S. Army birthday (plus Mandee’s b-day) was celebrated by going paddle boarding with the CM Family. VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Vets enjoyed our great @xterraboards 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #SUP  #PaddleBoarding  #EastCanyon  #XterraBoards 
The @continue_mission fam loving their shader hats out at the lake👌 go give these guys a follow, they are dedicated to helping our local Utah Veterans 💯🤘
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#continuemission #locals #motorsport #motorcycle #lake #paddleboarding #veterans #utahisrad #like4follow #instamoto #family #shade #shaderhat
We are at the lake ready for our CM Family. Love our @motoroost hats, checkout their page and always wear your @naawk sunscreen #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #MotoRoost
Another glorious night on the mountain. Tuesday’s are becoming my favorite nights! Latest race photos are uploaded. See my bio for a link. @midweekmtb @ibikeutah #midweekmtb #mtb #mtbracing #utahmtb #draper #utahisrad #continuemission @continue_mission mission #utahmountainbiking #maybirdmtb @maybirdcycling #americafirstcyclingteam @saltcycles #saltcycles @binghamcyclery @bountifulbicycle @binghammtb @9seventyracing #9seventy
@crossfitdraper raised $750 for CM during their Memorial Day Murph! Thank you to everyone who came out to support CM and our important mission “No Veteran Left Behind “ 🇺🇸❤️ Love and Respect #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #CrossFitDraper
The CM Family had a great night of racing and volunteering at the @midweekmtb yesterday. We had four racers and three volunteers doing sweep.
One of our youngest CM Family members @zimmerman.leslie daughter had an exciting crash, as I was helping her she told me to get her back on her bike because she needed to finish....she is so much like her warrior mother ❤️. #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #FiveTen #adidas #FlyRacing #HereToCreate #AdidasTerrex 
#FlyRacingUSA #RockwellTime @rockwellwatches @flyracingusa @fiveten_official @adidas @naawk
The CM Family had a great night of racing and volunteering at the @midweekmtb yesterday. We had four racers and three volunteers doing sweep. One of our youngest CM Family members @zimmerman.leslie daughter had an exciting crash, as I was helping her she told me to get her back on her bike because she needed to finish....she is so much like her warrior mother ❤️. #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #FiveTen  #adidas  #FlyRacing  #HereToCreate  #AdidasTerrex  #FlyRacingUSA  #RockwellTime  @rockwellwatches @flyracingusa @fiveten_official @adidas @naawk
We are getting ready for the @midweekmtb race and @naawk sunscreen is part of our protection plan. Here is @mister_one_calf ready to rock the Naawk! #ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #mtbracing #mountainbike @highlinersmtb
The CM Family loves when summer hits and the @white_pine_touring Thursday Night Ride guided mountain bike tours start up. It was a beautiful evening on the trails in Park City, UT. 
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #WPT #TNR #MTBing #ParkCity #WhitePineTouring
The CM Family loves when summer hits and the @white_pine_touring Thursday Night Ride guided mountain bike tours start up. It was a beautiful evening on the trails in Park City, UT. #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #WPT  #TNR  #MTBing  #ParkCity  #WhitePineTouring 
Mid-week MTB Round Valley XC 2. Excellent race Tuesday evening! Check my Facebook page Whitney Johnson photo for more photos. @midweekmtb @ibikeutah #midweekmtb #mtb #mtbracing #utahmtb #utah #utahisrad #parkcity #roundvalley #maybirdmtb #continuemission @continue_mission @bountifulbicycle @binghamcyclery @goridedotcom #americafirstcyclingteam @thebikersedge #utahmountainbiking @saltcycles #saltcycles @maybirdcycling
My very first mentor before I knew what a mentor was. It's funny to me now looking back - how much I was struggling and how all of those struggles turned into bridges over troubled water and lessons that I don't think I'll ever forget. He played such a big part in the transformation of my mindset that led to my whole life changing.
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He's a disabled Vietnam-era veteran with a double knee replacement. When they replaced his knees he was told he could no longer be the high performance athlete he's always been. Last week, he ran the #escapefromalcatraz triathlon. He's since also continued being a black belt martial artist and training students at his martial arts schools. Everything they said he couldn't do anymore that he loved, he fought for. He noticed from talking to other veterans that they, too, were told by others that they could no longer follow their dreams due to disability.
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That's when he decided to run this race in #Cali - as a tribute to all the veterans who feel like their mission is over after returning to civilian life, all the veterans who are told "you can't anymore" by people he calls "dream stealers."
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Ever since I've known him he has taught me lessons my own parents couldn't reach me. He put new thoughts and mindsets into my head that have helped me build the woman I am today from the broken girl I was when first walked into his martial arts studio for self defense classes with bruises on my arms, crippling self-esteem, and doubt in my heart. I'm so grateful for him and so excited to be a small part of the mission he's on now to show veterans that they can keep chasing and achieving their dreams no matter the diagnosis, disability, opinions, or doubts.
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Keep going. Keep dreaming. #CharlieMike #continuemission
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📸 @stanrapada
#disabledveteran #disabledvet #triathlon #veteran #veteransupport #forthevets #Merica #followyourdreams #martialarts #blackbelt #GeorgeMink #definedisability #dontstopbelieving #mentor
My very first mentor before I knew what a mentor was. It's funny to me now looking back - how much I was struggling and how all of those struggles turned into bridges over troubled water and lessons that I don't think I'll ever forget. He played such a big part in the transformation of my mindset that led to my whole life changing. . He's a disabled Vietnam-era veteran with a double knee replacement. When they replaced his knees he was told he could no longer be the high performance athlete he's always been. Last week, he ran the #escapefromalcatraz  triathlon. He's since also continued being a black belt martial artist and training students at his martial arts schools. Everything they said he couldn't do anymore that he loved, he fought for. He noticed from talking to other veterans that they, too, were told by others that they could no longer follow their dreams due to disability. . That's when he decided to run this race in #Cali  - as a tribute to all the veterans who feel like their mission is over after returning to civilian life, all the veterans who are told "you can't anymore" by people he calls "dream stealers." . Ever since I've known him he has taught me lessons my own parents couldn't reach me. He put new thoughts and mindsets into my head that have helped me build the woman I am today from the broken girl I was when first walked into his martial arts studio for self defense classes with bruises on my arms, crippling self-esteem, and doubt in my heart. I'm so grateful for him and so excited to be a small part of the mission he's on now to show veterans that they can keep chasing and achieving their dreams no matter the diagnosis, disability, opinions, or doubts. . Keep going. Keep dreaming. #CharlieMike  #continuemission  . 📸 @stanrapada #disabledveteran  #disabledvet  #triathlon  #veteran  #veteransupport  #forthevets  #Merica  #followyourdreams  #martialarts  #blackbelt  #GeorgeMink  #definedisability  #dontstopbelieving  #mentor 
Nice leisure ride at last nights 1st TNR of the season. Good mileage. Thanks @white_pine_touring for the guides and rides. @HIGHLINERSmtb #HIGHLINERSmtb @GoRidedotcom #GoRidedotcom
@KINDsnacks #KINDambassador #KINDsnacks #giveKINDatry @SMITHoptics #SMITH #SMITHoptics @DAKINE #DAKINE @CrankBrothers #crankbrothers @ROTORBIKE #rotorbike @DNAcycling #DNAcycling @Carver_Steaks_And_Seafood #SteakHouse
Over $1,200 dollars was raised at the @laketownstreetcrew (LTSC) 2nd Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention car show and car wash ❤️
We would like to thank LTSC and everyone who came out to support the fundraiser.
Love and Respect 🇺🇸
#ContinueMission #CMinLife #MentalHealth #PhysicalHealth #SuicidePrevention #CM #Pathfinder1 #Pathfinder2 #PathfinderPoint5 #CMFamily  #Utah #NoVeteranLeftBehind #Veterans #GuideStarPlatinum #4StarAlliance #NAAWK #OffTheBeatenPath #LTSC #LakeTownStreetCrew
Over $1,200 dollars was raised at the @laketownstreetcrew (LTSC) 2nd Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention car show and car wash ❤️ We would like to thank LTSC and everyone who came out to support the fundraiser. Love and Respect 🇺🇸 #ContinueMission  #CMinLife  #MentalHealth  #PhysicalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #CM  #Pathfinder1  #Pathfinder2  #PathfinderPoint5  #CMFamily  #Utah  #NoVeteranLeftBehind  #Veterans  #GuideStarPlatinum  #4StarAlliance  #NAAWK  #OffTheBeatenPath  #LTSC  #LakeTownStreetCrew 
Grit is passion and perseverance for long term goals. 
Grit is having stamina.
Grit is sticking with your future day in and day out.
Not just for the week, not just for the month but for years.
And working really hard to make that future a reality.
Grit is living life like a marathon not a sprint. ° ° ° ° ° ° °

#SwoleAmbassadors #SwoleDepot #ContinueMission #Blogger #GymLife #Motivation #Fitness #FitnessBlog #Workout #GetFit #GymFlow #InstaHealth #CleanEating #HealthyChoices #Determination #BodyBuilding #Lifestyle #Strong #Training #Healthy #FitnessAddict #InstaGood #TagsForLikes #EatClean #Exercise #PhotoOfTheDay #MissLolaLifts #BunzandGunz #ThisGirlIsOnAMission
Grit is passion and perseverance for long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future day in and day out. Not just for the week, not just for the month but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like a marathon not a sprint. ° ° ° ° ° ° ° #SwoleAmbassadors  #SwoleDepot  #ContinueMission  #Blogger  #GymLife  #Motivation  #Fitness  #FitnessBlog  #Workout  #GetFit  #GymFlow  #InstaHealth  #CleanEating  #HealthyChoices  #Determination  #BodyBuilding  #Lifestyle  #Strong  #Training  #Healthy  #FitnessAddict  #InstaGood  #TagsForLikes  #EatClean  #Exercise  #PhotoOfTheDay  #MissLolaLifts  #BunzandGunz  #ThisGirlIsOnAMission 
NO SHORTCUTS.
NONE.
IT'S TOUGH TO BUILD HEALTHY HABITS.
BUT THE REWARD IS PRICELESS. ° ° ° °
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#ThisGirlIsOnAMission
NO SHORTCUTS. NONE. IT'S TOUGH TO BUILD HEALTHY HABITS. BUT THE REWARD IS PRICELESS. ° ° ° ° ______________________________________________________________ #SwoleAmbassadors  #SwoleDepot  #ContinueMission  #Blogger  #GymLife  #Motivation  #Fitness  #FitnessBlog  #Workout  #GetFit  #GymFlow  #InstaHealth  #CleanEating  #Determination  #BodyBuilding  #Lifestyle  #Strong  #Training  #Fit  #Healthy  #FitnessAddict  #InstaGood  #TagsForLikes  #EatClean  #Exercise  #PhotoOfTheDay  #MissLolaLifts  #BunzandGunz  #ThisGirlIsOnAMission