I have also gotten in several runs with Cory who continues to be a "bad influence on me." Telling me all his crazy college stories and then encouraging my foolishness. "The bad influence" comment has kind of become a running joke. Our runs become like not running at all or more like running without any effort or trying. We just meet up and the next thing I know a hour or two have passed, as well as 6, 8, or 15 miles. I've observed that the friendship around running is one of the things I enjoy most about the sport, especially within the trail running community.
I'll leave you with a Cory comment during a recent trail run on which I had another nose bleed. Cory said, "I'm rather envious that I don't have a nose bleed so I could shove some mountain laurel leaves up my nose. Seriously."