Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we list the stories that were covered throughout the week.

Sunday Summary

Boston Marathon Adding 9,000 More Runners

It appears as if Boston will be adding 9,000 more runners for the 2014 Boston Marathon. It will be interesting to see how many of those slots are given for charity runners.

Marathon Challenge – Update 3 and the Importance of the Long Run

My progress is coming along for my mini-marathon challenge. 3 weeks down and 3 left (actually less than 2 now). Also in this post, I discussed the importance of the long run and why you should be careful in observing the pace you do those runs at.

Southwest Airlines Credit Card Offers Dropping

The 4 Southwest Airline credit cards had been sitting at 50,000 point sign-up bonus for a while. Last week saw them drop down again to 25,000. Never fear, they will undoubtedly come back as they do 3 times a year or so.

American Airlines Back With AwardWallet

American Airlines had broken up with AwardWallet a while back citing “security” concerns. Apparently, money solves a lot of those concerns as they have renewed their partnership and you can again track your American Airline miles in AwardWallet.

Tuesday Tools and Tips: Running while Flying

If you are like me, you hate to have a scheduled running day interrupted by travel. In this post, I talk about the ways you can still get those runs in while flying (rather, while you are in between flights).

Increased Bonus Offer for the American Express SPG Cards

The (somewhat) annual increased offer for the SPG American Express cards is back. It has been bumped up 5,000 Starpoints to the 30,000 point level. The offer is good until September 3rd. This is one of the mile and points favorites, so make sure you consider this card while the offer is on!

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel Review

I have stayed at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel a few times and found it to be a very nice hotel and extremely convenient. Check the review of it to see if it will work for you on your next time through Frankfurt.

3 Reasons for the Runners to Apply for the SPG Card

With the increased offer on the SPG cards, I highlight three different ways this card and the points can benefit the runner. See my list and if they sound like something that will work for you.

Scheduled of Spontaneous Race Planning

Are you a scheduled race planner or do you plan your races more spontaneously? Or are you a mix of the two? Read the pros and cons of each in this post.


That’s it for this week! Thanks for following along and reading the stories of the week!


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.