The spirit of Boston

By Claudia Zapata | April 16th, 2013 | 6 Comments
Long distance running can be a lonely sport. Often, it's just you and your thoughts putting one foot in front of the other before most people are even awake. Running Boston is anything but lonely. There are so many things I remember about parti Read More...

Wine o’clock: a Chilean value

By Claudia Zapata | April 11th, 2013 | 0 Comments
What: Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 This red says, "I know how to pick a nice wine (on a budget)." A great introduction to Chilean wines at an even greater price point, Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 earned a 91 point ra Read More...

New diet? Watch out for these 10 red flags!

By Claudia Zapata | April 9th, 2013 | 5 Comments
"I'm starving," my girlfriend whispered as we were getting together for a late lunch. "I haven't eaten since yesterday." "No breakfast?" "Nope. I started a new diet. I can only eat 8 hours a day." I had just heard ab Read More...

CZ cooks: Mango on a stick

By Claudia Zapata | April 4th, 2013 | 6 Comments
  Ah, the signs and sounds of spring. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the “I’m hungryyyyy” afternoon singsong begins to play more often. Kids home from school seem to want to snack non-stop. They open the f Read More...

WINE O’CLOCK: Hello spring, er, summer!

By Claudia Zapata | March 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hello spring, er, summer: It’s 95 degrees in mid-March in San Antonio, and that calls for some late afternoon white-wine tasting. On today’s menu: a French white burgundy. Because we wish we were in Paris. What: Macon “Les Morizottes” from propr Read More...

Monday Move 1.1: learning to squat

By Claudia Zapata | March 22nd, 2013 | 4 Comments
  Why: You crawl before you walk, walk before you run, and if you are new to fitness, you should sit before you squat. This week’s move goes back to the very basics and will ensure proper squatting form down the road. Level: Beginner Works: Read More...

The spin cycle: head-talk through a workout

By Claudia Zapata | March 22nd, 2013 | 12 Comments
During a recent spinning class, our teacher was encouraging a woman in the front row to cycle faster. “C’mon! GO! GO! GO!” Her response: “Calories! Calories! Calories!” Calories? I’m all for doing what works for you, but calories? Is that Read More...

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By Claudia Zapata | March 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Check back for Claudia's latest picks on restaurants, healthy dishes, cooking tools, and must-have fitness gear.