I was knocked out for three days last week with kidney stones. I could barely stand up, and I simply did not come in for work for three days. I expected to come to work overwhelmed with make-up work.
But I wasn’t. I credit my newest plan. I had prepared so much in the summer that missing three days was just a bump in the road. I cancelled my research for three days to make time to re-schedule with students, but I was completely caught up after three days.
Moreover, I had actually cancelled too much research time during those three days. At the end, I had not only met with all of my students, but I had also written two grants that had been lingering on my to-do list.
But the main lesson is this: make sure you drink a lot of water after you run. You do not want to get kidney stones.