I love tuna. I gave up beef years ago and tuna has taken a spot in my regular food rotation. This might seem a bit odd though. Since I enjoy eating tuna, why would Charlie like me?
This brings me back to the several reasons. Charlie is an iconic character. He has been the spokestuna for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I never understood why Charlie would want to be picked by Starkist Tuna. Wouldn't the instincts of survival push him away from Starkist?
Maybe I thought too much as a kid.
This picture also reminds me of the Half-Marathon completed by my niece Sam and my nephew Matt. I am so proud of them for doing the race. They pushed themselves hard and their hard work showed as they crossed the finish line in excellent times.
I promised then I would run one with them. It looks like my goal is now going to be the Chicago Half-Marathon in July.
I have several months to train, which is good because I have not run that distance since completing my last Chicago Marathon about ten years ago.
One little picture. A man and a mascot. So many odd thoughts. Thanks for joining my voyage.
Charlie the Tuna and me in Chicago, IL-July 2012.