I would disagree with that statement, Jim. You may have gotten better in the last few years, but it was from a solid base.Resurrecting this thread.
I was never a super strong skier, but it's possible there has been a slight uptick since retirement. This is basically because of more slope time, but also skiing in the Rockies instead of the Mid-A tends to force you to raise your game or fall by the wayside.
I look at my post from last December, and have to laugh at what's gone down since then. Made it to Maui, even though the state of Hawaii made it very difficult travelwise. Retired in July. Did lots more camping, even if the motorhome's engine is quite unreliable. My golf game got better, and I broke 80 for the first time. Sold the lot in Star Valley Ranch, WY for what I consider a great price; we'll see in hindsight whether this October was the top of the market there. And after 3 months of retirement it still seems like it was a good idea. And I have an IKON and Epic pass to burn this winter.
So far the hardest part has been adjusting eating patterns. I used to get up at 5 AM, and had breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly the same times. Now I get up at 8 or 9 AM, have breakfast, and then the next meal is . . . whenever. Only 2 meals a day about half the time.