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?