Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology As AMD Has Done

Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology As AMD Has Done

Has technology helped you achieve your dreams? A few years ago I ran my first 5k and my hope was to finish. The next year, I set a goal to finish the 5k with my older kids and achieved it. I probably would have stopped there, but my online community of friends were achieving their dreams of running half marathons and marathons. I set a goal of running a half marathon. Online communities can be very supportive when you want to achieve your dreams.

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Achieve Your Dreams

Last week I completed the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. How did technology play into achieving my dream? As many of you know, I’m a geek. I never even considered running until I discovered all the awesome technology that would track my progress. If it’s possible to achieve your dreams using technology, then I’m more likely to achieve mine. You need to find the path that suits you to achieve your dreams.

running first half marathon getting songs ready on iPhone

Getting my running apps set up and eating my G2 pre-race drink. Achieving my dream with my technology.

I watched my progress online as I was running farther and farther. Seeing the progress each week kept my motivation up. There were times when it seemed impossible, but I would look at how far I’ve come and I kept going.

This past week, my 12-year-old daughter decided she wanted to run a half marathon too. Together we will achieve her dream as we track our progress using technology.

Using Technology to Achieve Your Dreams

Recently, AMD achieved their dream and set the Guinness World Record for the “Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,” by overclocking the upcoming 8-core AMD FX desktop processor.

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Laptop to Help YOU Achieve Your Dreams With Technology

UPDATE: Winner is @CrashTestMommy

As an AMD Mom and to celebrate AMD’s achievement, I am giving away one (1) HP Pavilion dm1z (E-450) laptop (retail value $399) to one lucky reader of my blog. This laptop is so new that it hasn’t been released yet.

This newer version of the dm1z model (my review of the current model) features improved performance and the same high quality battery life. The newest addition is HP’s Beats audio system–a unique, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre.

To enter, tweet the following:

#AMD earns Guinness Record for World’s Highest Frequency Computer. RT for a chance to win a laptop! @ScrappinMichele

Leave me a comment below letting me know you tweeted. Full contest Rules.

The giveaway ends at 5:o0 pm PST on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. A random winner will be chosen from the tweets. Winners will be announced here on my blog, so you will need to check back to see if you are a winner. Since the laptop has not been released yet, the laptop will be shipped once it is released in October, 2011.

AMD Mom Disclosure: As an AMD Mom I am compensated with product and conference sponsorships by AMD. I was not directly paid for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Vision picture from Microsoft Images.

Tell me about a time you used technology to help you achieve your dreams?

 

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72 Responses to “Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology As AMD Has Done”

  1. I tweeted. Here is the url of the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/UnknownMami/status/113731821405077505
    Unknown Mami recently posted..@DearLunaPieMy Profile

  2. Michelle Adams
    Twitter: RynonutMom
    says:

    I tweeted! Thanks for the chance, Michele!
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  3. notjeanine says:

    tweeted =)

  4. Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology (AMD HP dm1z Laptop Giveaway) http://t.co/fyNNeh9 via @ScrappinMichele

  5. Thien-Kim
    Twitter: thienkim
    says:

    Congrats on completing your half marathon! I was following your tweets while you were running it! My tweet for the giveaway http://twitter.com/thienkim/statuses/113745837280083970
    Thien-Kim recently posted..I’m So Lucky To Have Brown Skin, MommyMy Profile

  6. w00t_Dr says:

    Retweeted. Congrats on the half marathon, that is a fantastic achievement.
    http://twitter.com/#!/w00t_Dr/status/113748808743141376

  7. MinkyMoo says:

    Done! Did you know my birthday is Thursday? Maybe the birthday Gods will smile upon me!

  8. Done! Did you know my birthday is Thursday? Maybe the birthday Gods will smile upon me! http://t.co/AzCheTp

  9. FishyGirl says:

    I tweeted @FishPondBlog but I’m twitter challenged and can’t for the life of me figure out how to link to the individual tweet. Thanks for doing this!
    FishyGirl recently posted..Good ChoiceMy Profile

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  11. Jenn ( says:

    Read our big announcement! RT @ScrappinMichele Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology (#AMD @HP dm1z Laptop Giveaway) http://t.co/zcMJxP5

  12. MyLifeAsItIs says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/
    I think that’s the link on twitter, but I did do it! Pinky promise :)
    Congrats on your running. My goal is to run in a 5k this year.

  13. Stephanie says:

    I tweeted by iphone and I cant figure out how to get the individual tweet url. http://twitter.com/#!/MinkyMoo

  14. Austin K. says:

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/acidicfantasy/status/113789252847931394, thanks so much for the chance to win this! and congrats!! ^_^

  15. Ann K. says:

    Tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/mooglewarrior/status/113790046213120000, congrats michele & thanks for holding this giveaway!

  16. Lee Robertson says:

    Michelle, I have RT AMD WR for you. Hoping to win! Thank you.

  17. John B. says:

    I tweeted and I;m following “ScrappinMichele” – I’ve used technology to communicate with healthcare providers, which helps me move toward my goals.

  18. Read our big announcement! RT @ScrappinMichele Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology (#AMD @HP dm1z Laptop Giveaway) http://t.co/hCaiI4v

  19. Fabiana says:

    Heey! I tweet it :DD

  20. Carol B
    Twitter: OnlyMe3074
    says:

    Congrats! Huge accomplishment! Thanks for the opportunity to win the awesome laptop too! :~) http://twitter.com/#!/OnlyMe3074/status/113919642707312640

  21. kfloveinme
    Twitter: mskenyaf
    says:

    I tweeted @mskenyaf

    http://twitter.com/#!/MsKenyaF/status/113958325590310912

    Thanks for a great giveaway!! Keeping my fingers, toes, & eyes crossed for this one!
    kfloveinme at gmail dot com

  22. Cheryl says:

    So proud of you!! You are such an inspiration!!! I tweeted this giveaway!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/CherylBudge/status/113995200770224128

  23. ellen says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/statuses/114022563629383682
    I tweeted @tannawings.
    I used to run.. and my brother is a marathoner- wtg!
    baypayments@yahoo.com
    please note FB email is different than my ‘real’ one :)

  24. Alan Tong says:

    I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Dryden13/status/114069123595636737

    I’m glad I found another awesome blogger today! We share many of the same interests! Thanks Michele!

  25. Maureen says:

    Read our big announcement! RT @ScrappinMichele Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology (#AMD @HP dm1z Laptop Giveaway) http://t.co/kUxOMwU

  26. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/AMomBlog/status/114092615615524864

    Hi Michelle, so awesome that you are achieving your goals!

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  28. Katrina - says:

    I’ve been meaning to check out your site! Scrappin’ and Virginia Beach! I used to live in VA Beach and every once in a while, I miss it.

    http://twitter.com/craftsbykatie/statuses/114113949942816768
    Katrina – recently posted..Camping Part 1 : The Night BeforeMy Profile

  29. Christy says:

    Technology is involved in almost all of my dreams (met and unmet) in one way or another. =}I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/MorethanMommy/status/114115393303478272

  30. Candi =) says:

    Read our big announcement! RT @ScrappinMichele Achieve Your Dreams Using Technology (#AMD @HP dm1z Laptop Giveaway) http://t.co/hCaiI4v

  31. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway!!!
    I retweeted: @BNTVosburgh.
    http://twitter.com/#!/BNTVosburgh/status/114115185521864704

  32. Toni Moore says:

    tweet! @VectoringMomma, http://twitter.com/#!/VectoringMomma/statuses/114122671977017344

    Thanks so much for the chance!
    I’d love to start running when my little guys start school or maybe even find a jogging stroller, that would be a fun way to exercise! :D

  33. Pepper Ginder says:

    Love that you are a runner and have motivated your daughter to run as well. What apps do you use to track your running, distance etc?

  34. Laurie Thompson says:

    Follow and Tweeted

  35. In about 2 hours we pick the winners of the new dm1z HP Laptop w/ AMD (not even released yet..that new) http://t.co/dG5PLsn2

  36. Less than an hour left to win an HP dm1z laptop with AMD (NEW model w/ BEAT audio) http://t.co/dG5PLsn2

  37. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    In about 2 hours we pick the winners of the new dm1z HP Laptop w/ AMD (not even released yet..that new) http://t.co/dG5PLsn2

  38. 20 min! RT @scrappinmichele Less than an hour left to win an HP dm1z laptop with #AMD (NEW model w/ BEAT audio) http://t.co/JVk0mVjj

  39. Less than an hour left to win an HP dm1z laptop with AMD (NEW model w/ BEAT audio) http://t.co/dG5PLsn2

  40. Wanda says:

    #AMD earns Guinness Record for World’s Highest Frequency Computer. RT for a chance to win a laptop! @ScrappinMichele http://t.co/opiVsJnY

  41. John Allen says:

    Technology is here to make things easier for us and with each passing say its becoming difficult to imagine living our life without technology. Running is one of the best physical activity and glad to know that using running apps can be of so much help. I don’t run much but I’m glad I visit your blog for all the motivation.

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