Spark Your Way to a 10K | SparkPeople

Spark Your Way to a 10K | SparkPeople.

My fiance and I will be running a 10K (6.2 miles) across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in November, and we are about halfway through this training program. I wanted to wait a few weeks before I commented on it to see if it worked for us.

I love it! I am working through the walk/jog schedule and it has been making all the difference. I didn’t think I could finish 6 miles, mostly running but if I race like I am currently training, I will crush my previous 10K time.

What activities you do share with your significant other?

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

How to make your Lady Parts Smell & Taste Delicious

How to make your Vagina Smell & Taste Delicious.

Check out this article and let me know what you think. Are all of these accurate?

For example, I have NEVER heard of dipping a tampon in plain, unsweetened yogurt. That sounds like a messy disaster waiting to happen. Does it work?

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

Back-to-School Shopping: 5 Color Trends for Fall 2014 – College Fashion

Back-to-School Shopping: 5 Color Trends for Fall 2014 – College Fashion.

 

I know this is much more of Jay Dee’s area of expertise, but this seemed like an interesting addition to her Fall fashion articles. Be sure to check out the other articles in the Beauty and Fashion category, especially Fall Fashion!! Yaaaay and Attire Club- Love the Site!.

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

Books I’m Reading

Even though I am far out of school, and I have not yet decided if I am ready to return for my Master’s, I love back to school season. This is the time when I enjoy sitting outside in the changing weather with a great book (or Kindle app on my phone/iPad), and soak up all the fresh enthusiasm for learning. So I decided to revisit one of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014.

At the beginning of the year, I resolved to find at least five books that were becoming movies, and read the books first before going to see the movie. I was a Film, TV, and Theater major in college, and I LOVED watching film adaptations to understand what parts of a book or play could easily translate to film, and what parts were difficult for directors to adapt for big screen audiences. Yeah I know, I’m a nerd.

So I turned to Buzzfeed to find a nice list of books-to-movies to begin resolution journey. I just finished all three books in The Maze Runner series. Now I am rereading The Giver (I am certain I was assigned to read this book in high school, but I probably just read cliff notes, don’t tell!). Next I will be reading The Hundred-Foot Journey. If you’d like to check out the entire list, it’s called 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year.

Have any of you read or seen any of these titles? What’s your favorite book of the moment? Maybe we can add a virtual book club to the BiWifeClub if anyone has any titles they would like to share.

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

Article: Anna Paquin’s Bisexuality for Dummies

Anna Paquin’s Bisexuality for Dummies

I came across this article while surfing for info on the upcoming series finale of True Blood, airing this evening on HBO. It’s a pretty interesting article about being in a committed relationship/marriage while being bisexual. I had to forward it to one of my friends, who just this weekend commented that since I am getting married, I no longer have to worry about being known as bisexual.

Haha.

That’s not true at all. I am and always will be bisexual, no matter my relationship status. Maybe this article will shed some light on that for her.

Hope you enjoy the article. And if any of you watch True Blood, let’s live tweet the finale together! You can find me on Twitter @StephElise.

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

5 Ways You’re Hydrating Wrong | Women’s Health Magazine

5 Ways You’re Hydrating Wrong | Women’s Health Magazine.

Whew! When I first heard that I should be drinking half my body weight in ounces of water, I did the math in my head and exclaimed, “Wait! That’s well over 8 glasses a day!!”

My trainer looked at me, smiled, and said, “Exactly”.

I am trying my best to stay consistent with my hydration. I hope this article can help you too. Have you had any water today?

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

Part 2: Shopping Trip With My Crush

Oh my BiWifeLife… 

First, I want to apologize for my hiatus. I got into an accident about a month ago, and when I got back to work, my load had tripled as I tried to catch up! Thanks for bearing with my half- told story.

The shopping trip went amazing. Sure I started a little nervous. Come to find out, so did she.

We talked all through the car ride to the mall. I admitted I had not ever dated while I was already in a relationship. She told me stories of the two girlfriends she has had in her 25 year marriage.

The first girlfriend she met online: they connected physically, and they spent more than a year exploring each other sexually. (I will admit, at this point in the story, I was completely turned on since she was being pretty detailed with the descriptions of their adventures.) Ultimately, though, they did not stay together because they had very little in common, other than physical attraction.

The second girlfriend was a long time friend of hers who came out as a lesbian when they were in high school. They remained friends after school, and soon after my friend broke up with the girlfriend above, she and her high school friend started dating. And it got pretty serious. So serious, in fact, that the high school friend asked my friend to leave her husband and move in with her.

When my friend told me that part of the story, I almost cried. Isn’t that my biggest fear? And isn’t that my fiance’s? Who is to say I won’t fall in love with the next woman I date, and she asks me to leave my current relationship for one solely with her?

Noticing my immediate discomfort (I guess this sudden apprehension reflected on my face), she calmed me down. She said she could understand my reluctance to get too involved, and she wanted this to feel easy and comfortable, not complicated. And with her hand sliding lightly up my thigh, how could I do anything but believe her?

And her teasing did not stop at the store. Her first choice dress told me that immediately. It was long and strikingly purple, with a rhinestone brooch that fell perfectly between her breasts. My mouth was watering. 

I had to strike back, so I found a bright red, shimmery gown with a plunging neckline. I knew it wasn’t what I was look to wear to the event we were attending, but I hoped it would make an impression on her. Well… it did ;-).

After that, we lost focus on dress shopping, and we spent the rest of the trip flirting, touching, talking, and admiring each other. I had a good time, and I look forward to going out with her again, but I know myself and I like to take things slowly. It may be awhile before it becomes anything more than flirting and shopping. She knows that, and she is okay with that. So we’ll see what comes next…

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

10 Days in a Carry-On – Slide Show – NYTimes.com

Travel season is well underway, and I will be heading out of town soon to experience the warm rays of the Sunshine State! While I was searching for some new luggage, I came across this sideshow from a flight attendant on how she packs for more than a week in her carry on bag. This can go a long way to save money on those extra baggage fees! Plus, now I have no need for that five piece luggage set I was pricing at Macy’s.

Check out the slideshow here: 10 Days in a Carry-On – Slide Show – NYTimes.com. And come back and let me know if you think this could work for your vacation planning. Do you have any other tips for efficient travel packing?

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author

Shopping Trip with My Crush

I don’t know why I am so nervous. We are just friends. But we are going shopping to buy evening gowns for a gala we will be attending together.

She keeps calling it a date; maybe that is why I am feeling all these butterflies. 

She is married; I am friends with her husband, and I know she has had girlfriends. My fiancé even suggested I go on a date with her. 

Well, we are headed to the mall today to see what we can find in the way of a long, flowing, sexy garment. I know I will enjoy looking at her beautiful body wrapped in silks and satin. And she has been pretty clear about her admiration for my body as well.

I will let you know how it goes…

-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author