Today, I got in my car, started it up, and talked to my friend out the window for 45 seconds to a minute while my car idled. Then I started driving, but I accelerated a little bit harder than I usually do on a cold engine, probably no more that 3000 rpm. I am later regretting it because I have heard that you should let your car idle for a little while before driving away to let the oil get distributed throughout the engine, and then drive gently until the engine teacher operating temperature. Today, in this situation, my car had been sitting for about 7 hours in 55° weather on a flat surface. My question is, how long does it really take for oil to get distributed through a cold engine (0w-20 synthetic), and did I cause any unnecessary wear or damage by accelerating a little harder than usual before my engine warmed up? What even is considered gently driving, and did I even exceed gentle driving?
Thanks a lot for the feedback