I’m a twenty-something wife, daughter, friend, employee, and goofball.  I’m a health nut in theory, but I have plenty of indulgences to keep me grounded.  This brings us to the brews.  Yup, I’m also a beer nerd.  Throughout my blogging, you’ll see how I embrace my passions (and my nerdy quirks), so I’ll just give a brief synopsis to get everyone up to speed.

Just Me Being Me

I love meeting new blogistas and followers, so feel free to drop me a line at lovesweatandbeers@yahoo.com!


I enjoy being active, so I hit the gym 5 to 6 days per week (or go for a run at home to mix it up).  Granted, I would love sleeping in an extra hour at least 3 days per week when my alarm goes off at 5 a.m., but the runner’s high makes it all worthwhile.  I get a runner’s high from any good workout, not just running.  A sweaty spin class or an empowering weight-lifting session also does the trick.

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t work out regularly.  Sure, I’ve gone through periods where I’m more or less fit, but I’ve always been up to something.  I started soccer at age 4, and I played all 4 years of high school on the varsity team before kicking the habit.  (Get it?  I told you I was nerdy.)  I also ran cross country for a few years in high school before my joints told me they weren’t down for that kind of activity.  I still run from time to time, but I cannot run more than two or three days per week without injuring myself.

1st 10k: 50 : 53


Food and I have always gotten along pretty well.  I can hardly name any foods I truly despise.  I guess that’s a good thing because it makes dieting, kitchen experiments, and traveling much easier.

I try to stick to a healthy diet most of the time, so prepare for food pictures, recipes, and tales of kitchen mishaps.  However, I’ll be the first to admit that I indulge… a lot.  I wish I could pick out one weakness, but like everything.  Pizza, bratwurst, baked goods, ice cream, and of course, beer, are all regular weekend treats.

It’s a good thing I really love wholesome stuff, such as apples, sweet potatoes, kale, berries, and Brussels sprouts.  I need something to keep me on-track during the week!

Yummy Sushi


I guess this naturally brings us to the beer section.  I enjoy tasting new brews, touring breweries, learning about the brewing process (there’s that nerd part again), and just enjoying a cold one every now and again.

I cannot pick one type of beer I like the most.  I joke with my hubby that I’m a “seasonal drinker.”  I love marzens and brown ales in fall, porters in the winter, American IPAs and ESBs in the spring, and hefeweizens in hot summer months.  Granted, I don’t actually restrict myself to seasons, my handy guide helps me make up my mind when I can’t decide what to order!

I guess this part of me fits my foodie side.  There’s just something special about a good beer.  It’s served in cool hangouts (I’m a tavern/pub chick), it pairs well with food, and you always know what you’re getting.  Ever had a too weak or too strong margarita?  That doesn’t happen when you order your favorite beer!

Crawfish Fest 2011

Crawfish Fest 2011


I’m an only child, and I love it.  Period.  My parents are my buddies, and I’m sure I’ll mention them from time to time.

My husband is pretty awesome too.  We were married in October 2008.


68 Responses to About

  1. Awww I’m glad you found my blog – it’s great getting to know what you’re about on this page…good food, workin up a sweat then washing it all down with a beer is right up my alley! Stoked to follow you on your journeys!

  2. I’m so glad to have gotten to know you better. We have A LOT in common! I’m a total morning workout person, too (4:55 am is when that alarm goes off). Can’t wait to keep reading!

    By the way, your wedding picture is beautiful!

    • Tiff says:

      Hello & Welcome! I find that my motivation drops significantly per hour passed during the day; I could probably write a formula for it if I were any good at calculus. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Katie says:

    So glad you left a comment on my blog! I knew I had to check you out (wow, that sounds creepy….) when I saw what your blog is called. 😉

    I’m a morning person too. But I’m not chipper until I get some coffee in me. Then its no holds barred. And I do a weekly travel post, as it is one of my favorite things to do, and I wish I had more time (and money) to do it!

    I love your wedding dress!

  4. I’m so glad you commented on my blog so I could find you! I am loving your blog and I am an only child too so I think we’ll get along! Haha! 🙂

  5. thanks for dropping by at my blog! i loved your comment 🙂 and you can bet ill be dropping by your blog pretty regularly !

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I will never understand how you manage to get up at 5 am and workout. It is something that never fails to amaze me. Just walking around the block before 11am is too hard for me. 🙂

  7. Katie says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog which led me to yours! I love the blog name ; )

    I am such a morning workout person too! If I dont work out early, then it is so hard for me to go at night! Total morning girl!!!

    Have a great day! xo

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE the name of yours. I’m totally in the same boat – love a good brew (or wine!) AND a good workout. 🙂

    Totally agree on the morning workouts. If I don’t get it out of the way first thing, I’ll spend the rest of the day talking myself in and out of a workout.

  9. Ally Garner says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog over the weekend! I’m just starting out & really appreciate all the comments. As a fellow runner & gym rat i’m so glad i found your blog as well. Blessings!

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  11. Nice ta “meet” ya girl! 🙂

  12. SimpleP says:

    Fun blog! I love the recipes. Thanks so much for visiting Cheers Beers. It’s always good to know what blogs I can turn to when I need a little fitness motivation and beer advice!

  13. I’m so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find yours!! 🙂 And another beer lover? It’s like a girl after my own heart! 😉

  14. Jessica Rose says:

    How fun to have found your blog!! I love the balance between the gym & beer. haha

  15. Glad that I checked out your blog from foodbuzz!
    Even though I’m new with working out, I need to get it done in the mornings too! If not, there is no way I will find time to do it. I really enjoy drinking a nice cold one! I cannot say that I’ve found “the one” yet… I can’t wait to check out more of your posts, and look forward to your future posts!
    I hope you can check out my blog when you get a chance (:


  16. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog – I have a feeling we’d be great friends. I love beer! 🙂

  17. Lindsay says:

    You’re adorable! love your blog! thanks for stopping by and saying hi! 🙂

  18. Hey there! I’m new to the blogging world and just though I’d stop by…

    I really like your blog!

  19. Hey! I just found your blog, and I’m so glad I did! It’s definitely a must read 🙂

  20. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today! Love your blog and I look forward to following you on Twitter! Your “About Me” page made me smile. Love that you are a beer drinker. I’m actually in love with wine. HA! Life is too short to not enjoy the things you love. 🙂

  21. Michelle says:

    Food, beer, and working out. These are a few of my favorite things! I’m glad I found your blog!

  22. BrocStar says:

    I indulge a lot every weekend too. It’s worth it. 😀

  23. Lauren says:

    I’m a total beer girl, too. It’s good to see another strong chick who isn’t afraid to drink beer and is cool enough to not just order Miller Light. My husband has turned me into a total beer snob- and is sure to research every craft brewery within a 50 mile radius whenever we travel. I can’t complain!

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  25. lindsay says:

    have you tried any GF beers? they are pretty bland but I did try a new belgium stout made from sorghum. That was the best one yet. hehe.

  26. Gorgeous wedding photo! You look like Cinderella.

  27. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m looking forward to reading more of yours and I love your blog title name…although for me instead of beer it would be champy, hee 😉

  28. Shannon says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. It looks like we have some things in common – fitness and beer. Looking forward to reading more! 🙂

  29. Hi

    I love this blog, and your cats look awesome.

    I couldn’t find any contacts details though?

    • Tiff says:

      Sorry! I think my email address is buried in there somewhere, but it is lovesweatandbeers at yahoo

      Lookin forward to hearing from you!

  30. sarah says:

    Hi, if you are open to chat, send me an email…I’m underweight, struggling with binge eating cycle and not exercising (other than walking). would love to chat…thanks either way.

  31. Holly says:

    I was on another blog when the name of yours caught my eye and I had to click over. Love it!

  32. Love the blog name! It caught my eye on Peas & Crayons and I had to check it out. I’m vegetarian, so I’m looking forward to seeing how your month goes! Good luck 🙂

  33. Sarah says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and allowing for me to find yours! I love it! I can’t wait to read some posts 🙂 PS your blog name is fantastic!!!

  34. Wow I’m glad I found your blog. I think we have a ton in common. I finished the LiveFit trainer in January. Good luck with it!!

  35. I love your blog name. SO cute.

  36. Shannon says:

    Just came across your blog and am very much looking forward to reading your posts! I am also a craft beer lover trying to keep a balance between eating, drinking and not weighing a thousand pounds. It is always great to find people who are doing the same.

  37. Love your blog! I live in Asheville and am a beer enthusiast as well. 🙂 Looking forward to following your journey!

  38. New reader! Love the blog! Can’t wait to read more 🙂

  39. Gabriela says:

    Saw that your profile picture is from Prague and had to follow! I was born there…and what better place to go for some great beer?? I can definitely relate with your philosophy!

  40. Hey Tiff! I’ve nominated your for the Sunshine Award! Check out my post on 9/3 for all the details! 🙂

  41. I just stumbled upon your blog! So happy to find another beer loving runner!

  42. Anna says:

    Great blog! I am a HUGE beer nerd myself. I’m all about the breweries and have a running count of how many I’ve been to. I also love morning workouts but I just can’t get myself up at 5 or 6 am. That’s something I’m working on right now!

    Excited to read more of your blog 🙂

  43. LOVE your blog!! I found you because you commented on mine 😉
    I love running and beer (although I prefer girly beers like grapefruit because I’m really more of a Whiskey girl)
    I look forward to following along 🙂

  44. Love, Sweat, Beer’s – Ha! Love it! So glad I found your blog

  45. Found your blog through the comments section on PB Fingers and, as a fellow beer lover, your name instantly got my attention! Can’t wait to read some more 🙂

  46. Strange question… can you tell me a little more about why you love being an only child?

    I have a 19 month old, and since we had her “late in life” (how I hate that term) I’m not sure there will be another. I’m mostly fine with it, but I’m worried about her being an only child… there aren’t a lot of positive resources out there on only children.

    • Tiff says:

      Sure! While my parents were first and foremost parents, they were also my friends. I just remember never spending time in my room alone. I was always doing homework, watching tv, or whatever it was with them. Though they got a sitter plenty of times, I also remember tagging along on some anniversary and Valentine’s dinners. We’ve grown very close as I’ve gotten older. Some say “3 is a crowd,” but I say “3 is the magic number.” 🙂 Whichever choice you make or however it works out, I’m sure it will be just as it should be. 🙂

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  48. Just stumbled upon your blog, and it is so cute! Happy to start following you in the blog world. 🙂

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