Saturday, February 16, 2013
The overnight thing went better than ever this time. I put myself down for a nap in advance and pulled off about a four hour sleep, got up just in time to get the monitoring tools set up. I was using the old, ancient desktop at home, did not drive to work, despite its age and speed. Yes, it was slow, but not being a fancy site like Spark it didn't take the resources the web browser does to run SparkPeople.
We had turned the settings on the program to run "fewer threads"... for those of you who don't speak multi-processing and all that jargon, that just means "go slower, OK?" And because it was set to go slower it didn't gum up the works like it sometimes has in the past. In fact, it sailed along smoothly and finished in under 3 hours once it ramped up. Woo-hoo!
I shuffled the snacks and breakfast, saving my evening snack for when I got up at midnight, and shifting breakfast earlier to after the run completed between 4:30 and 5 a.m. Got my communications taken care of, including a little bit of Spark reading on the way to bed... and was back sacked out by 6. Four solid hours nap this morning and now I'm back on "normal", I hope.
Less disruption than normal, planned for, and for a change "no surprises". Now to figure out when the long run fits in to the weekend! Tomorrow looks to be the best outdoor weather for the job.