photo taken by carol on january 13, 2008 at 1pm
well, the last couple of weeks, i have had some different numbers.
december 27- 58.75 [review]cause i only work in academia 1 day a week now, i don't quite get my fill of bullshit analysis. thus, here it is.
january 3- 59 cm
january 10- 58.5
january 17- 59cm
After months of stagnation, January marked a month of slight fluctuations in quad measurements. There are several possibilities to such non-linear variation. as observed over previous periods, quad growth (and shrinkage) is, at minimum, on a one week delay. that is, growth from one week to the next, is the result of the activities (i.e. heavy lifting, sprints, or dormancy) of the (at least) two prior weeks. Thus, increases in the week of January 3rd can be traced to the holiday spent in the Midwest. This holiday week marked a change in training for the study participant, as she often reverted to survival mode, sprinting away from chasing farm dogs, as well as a change in diet: heavy carb-on-carb dinners (as the only available food to vegetarians at family functions was potato salad, mashed potatoes, or salad dressed with mayonnaise). The week of January 10th, displays a significant drop of .5 cm. This could be the result of the study participants several long rides during the first week of January, as she had a few days off work, and whored around, catching a bunch of 50 year old men's wheels. However, January 17th marked an unexpected increase in quad size. This increase causes quite a conundrum to the author; however, it is possibly due to chasing her roommate up the Monticito hill on her way home from work (roommate in car, participant on bike). However, more weeks of measurements are needed to draw any conclusions about the fluctuations in quad size in the month of January 2008.