Too tired. Too busy. Too old. These aren't truths. These are excuses. And we have the athletes to prove it.
Over the weekend, the first ever Brooklyn Senior Games, hosted by New York City Parks and Recreation, wrapped up five days of post 50s competing for the gold.
Seniors from all over the city came out to participate in competitions that included bowling, tennis, basketball swimming and table tennis.
"A lot of us played sports in high school, some played in college," participant Ellis Bey told News 12 Brooklyn. "It's a way to keep healthy, stay focused."
And it's part of the reason the games were started. The dream of Joyce Bolden, an athlete herself and president of the St. John's Seniors Organization, the games were a way of motivating seniors to stay fit.
Bolden says her personal motto is "Activation prevents stagnation." "It's not just a question of winning medals, it's a question of what it does for your health," Bolden said.
Check out some of the candid moments from the games, below, which only add to the ever-growing list of senior athletes shattering stereotypes.