I never thought I’d ever actually be a “runner” much less Site Q a running AO. At the time PrisonBreak started, the Qs at Folsom had been including more running. Sparky was site Q at Folsom when the idea of PrisonBreak emerged. I guess he felt like it was a good time for YHC to step up to a leadership role. I was all for it. The part I wasn’t “all for” was the fact that it was a running AO. I settled in and made the best of it. I honestly gained a lot by having that accountability and responsibility of posting on Wednesday’s. I ran more SFN runs and other 5ks. I guess you can say, my position pushed me to be better at running. I even accomplished something I never dreamed of doing, run 17 miles in the Tuna 200 relay. To be able to run, not walk any, and finish my 3 legs of that relay under my listed pace was unimaginable before I took the reigns of PrisonBreak.
After about a year, I started looking to groom the next PAX into a leadership role. The timing wasn’t the best. A few AOs were also changing site Qs and guys I had in mind were stepping up into those positions. That was awesome. I had asked a couple PAX and some just hadn’t felt like it was their time. I had spoken to Broke about RoundUp. RoundUp is a “runner”, has a great attitude, and was the perfect fit. Broke and myself spoke to him and he was excited to be thought of for Site Q. I know PrisonBreak is in good hands. I’m looking forward to what he brings to the table.
Being a site Q is not a huge task to take on. It requires leadership. It requires being able to communicate. It requires some time and effort in lining up Qs and it takes time to verify that the back lasts are logged in with all PAX accounted for that post. Heck, the best part is the conference calls. I encourage those out there who haven’t stepped up yet, to step up when these opportunities come. A big part of F3 is about building leaders. At some point, we all should step up and take on a leadership role and take on a little responsibility in this organization. That’s the least we can do, considering what we gain from it. I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to my next role.