First it was Arnie who did a comeback in 2003 with T3. He was 56 then. The first Terminator was released 19 years earlier on. Then, Stallone (who is a year older) did a double with Rocky Balboa two years ago and recently, Rambo, 26 years after the release of the original, First Blood. Not too far away was our reluctant bald hero in Die Hard 4 released end of last year.
And tonight, I'll be watching this old man in action.
Kingdom of Crystal Skull, the 4th edition of the Indiana Jones series, released 27 years since the 1st one, Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. Harrison Ford turns 66 this year.
Just my thoughts... do these men actually realise how OLD they are? What are they trying to prove? Are they suffering from post 50s action movie withdrawal symptoms?
But just having your eyes opened on a typical race morning... be it a triathlon or a 10km run, you see so many elderly people, clad in their skimpy race vests, clocking times that can put the average adolescent to shame. I supposed being old doesn't mean that one can no longer do what they used to do 20, 30 or even 50 years ago.
Age is only a number...
You are only as old as you think you are...
...just some of the common adages. I too, intend to race in triathlons and marathons for as long as my body permits.
Hmm... better start investing in more glucosamine and iron pills.