I have a cousin known as "the wild man" (Jeff). He deserves a much longer post but for now let's just say he lives life to the fullest and hates to lose even more than me.
For any endeavour, there is a mode of competition known as "I'll see you in hell": essentially, that one will sacrifice anything to win. I have it in good measure but Jeff has it in spades.
Within weeks of my attaining the Miracle Mile of 6 minutes, he matched me.
Today he wrote to me with these little tidbits:
(a) He ran a mile in 5:50 (which is exponentially more difficult than 6 minutes).
(b) He plans to quit smoking really soon now.
*sigh*. I've been outrun by a wheezing chimney. That's Jeff in a nutshell.