Recently, I have seen newspapers articles about sleep. They say that many people are sleep-deprived. (This means people don’t sleep enough.) The newspaper articles say that we should sleep 7-9 hours every night.
How many hours a night do you sleep? I try to sleep 8 hours a night. If I sleep less than that, I feel sleepy during the day. Sometimes, if I’m busy at work, I sleep less, but even then, I usually sleep for 7 hours.
Most nights, it is easy for me to fall asleep. I read for about half an hour, and then I start to feel sleepy. Sometimes though, if I am reading a good book, I don’t want to stop!
If I have trouble falling asleep, I burn lavender aroma oil. The scent of lavendar is relaxing, and I soon fall asleep.
Some people say that sleeping for 8 hours every night is too much. Someone once told me I was lazy. But I don’t agree. I am much more productive during the day if I sleep well for 8 hours every night.
When I go for a run, I usually run around 10 or 11km. I have been running this distance for a few years. This year, I have decided to increase the distance I can run.
Last week, I ran 15km. It took me an hour and a half. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel so tired when I stopped. I could have run a few more kilometres, but it was getting late, and I had reached my target, so I stopped.
I hope to run 20km some time this month. Over the year, I want to increase the distance I run. I’m not so concerned about my running time. I just want to enjoy running. Maybe in the future I will enter a half marathon, or a full marathon, and think about my time. At the moment, I’m just happy to get outside and do some exercise in the fresh air.