On top of the world: week in review

Let me just go ahead and shatter any illusions you may have that the title refers to my mood last week. Actually, I was sick for the first half of the week. My husband was sick the entire previous week, so I’m kinda impressed I staved off whatever he had for that long. On the plus side, being sick gave me enough time to publish not one, but two other blog posts.

Once I could breathe out of my nose again, I got in 2 short runs and a workout. Oh, by the way, that 5K I’m training for is this Saturday. I’m unconvinced that I’ve made it to PR shape. My speed workout this week was miserable, but also slightly faster than I expected, so eh. We’ll see if I can hold that pace for an entire 3.1 miles.

As for the titular activity: we drove the Beartooth Highway on Sunday. We camped near Red Lodge, MT Saturday evening, and it started raining on us almost as soon as I finished setting up the tent. We then decided to go into town and grab burgers for dinner rather than mess with building a fire and cooking in the rain. (A+ decision, would recommend.) The weather remained capricious as we drove the highway the next day, but we still had a good view at most of our stops.

I’m planning a more thorough post about the Beartooth Highway later this week. Until then, here are a few “sneak peak” photos.


Beartooth Pass – 10,947′


The spiky peak is the Bear’s Tooth

And we can’t forgot Kara’s trip highlight – meeting a marmot. She also saw plenty of squirrels and chipmunks. It would have been doggie heaven, if the mean humans hadn’t prevented her from chasing them.



What’s the highest road you’ve driven?

What’s cutest – marmots, squirrels, or chipmunks?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and Holly and Wendy for Weekly Wrap

17 Comment

  1. Kim G says: Reply

    Sorry that you were sick for the first half of the week but glad that you are now feeling better!
    Love all of your preview photos from this Sunday – can’t wait to see more!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thankfully it didn’t last long!

  2. I’m not quite sure what a marmot is. I don’t mind squirrels, but frankly, chipmunks are amazingly stupid creatures.

    That looks amazing! My husband & I would definitely love it there. Highest road we’ve ever driven was probably on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park. I think!

    We drove to Mt. Rainier (before my SIL & MIL moved there), but it was May & still snowing so we didn’t get very far up.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Marmots are a type of large squirrel, actually, though I think they look like beavers with furry tails. Some of the chipmunks we saw let Kara get within a few inches of them…definitely not the brightest!

  3. Such amazing pics!!!!! I”m a rodent-lover…so I think all little critters are adorable 😉 (we had hamsters for several years, both as a kid myself and also with my kids)

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Kara is also a rodent-lover…though possible for different reasons 😉

  4. LOVE these pics! I’m not sure I know what a marmot is either, but I think squirrels are cuter. Chipmunks remind me of mice.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Marmots are large squirrels….makes sense that the smaller ones are cuter!

  5. Wendy says: Reply

    I”m not sure if it qualifies but the highest road I’ve ever driven on is the road to Yosemite! We went up to about 11,000 feet above sea level. It was crazy because the temperature dropped by about 30 degrees as we climbed. There was NO camping involved. I love the outdoors, but I love sleeping indoors. What can I say?

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I don’t know why it wouldn’t qualify! The temperature drop is one of my favorite things about these roads 😉

  6. I hope you are feeling better! You captured some stunning pictures on your adventure. Your Kara sounds like my Mini! The highest road we’ve driven is the highway leading to Monarch Mountain, CO. The base of that ski resort is at 11,000 feet. Thanks for linking!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      There are some high roads in Colorado! The mountains here aren’t quite as tall, but still awe-inspiring.

  7. wow you do have some of the best views for your runs! Hope you and your husband are both feeling much better

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      We are all good now!

  8. Chipmunks for me! Those are stunning photos. Breathtaking.
    So glad you are feeling better and are even in PR shape! All the best for the race.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thank you!

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