Exercise Enthusiast Andi Dorfman Challenges Herself to Run 33 Miles Before Her 34th Birthday
McCall Ryan, Nikki Ryan
Get it, birthday girl! Andi Dorfman took to her Instagram Story on Monday to let it be known that she is challenging herself to run 33 miles before she turns 34 on Saturday, April 3.
“Day 1 done. Last week of running as a 33 yr old,” the Bachelor Nation star wrote alongside video footage of herself running along the beaches of Southern California. “Challenging myself to 33 miles total this week.”
It makes sense that Andi would want to celebrate another year of life by burning major calories. The Season 10 Bachelorette discovered a passion for running while training for the New York City Marathon in 2019. Later, she was inspired to develop an app called Andorfins, which she launched January 4 for beginner and intermediate runners.
“While I was training for the New York Marathon, I was uploading videos and people would tag me in their own running videos. We created this hashtag called #Andorfins,” she recalled at the time. “And then after I ran the marathon, I was like, ‘Wait a second. I’m not really done with #Andorfins. The hashtag lives on and it’s still going and how do I kind of make this more?’”
Andi added, “I started putting challenges out on my own Instagram page, and eventually I realized that there needed to be another forum for this community. I just thought, ‘Why not an app?’ Everybody runs with their phones, so let’s just do it and make it easy.”
The “Single State of Mind” author — who moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020 — explained that she hopes her app helps people “change their perspective” about running.
“Just think of it as 45 minutes away from your family, your work, or even the daily stresses of life. It’s time for you to enjoy some good music or some good scenery,” she said. “Think of it more as a mental escape or precious time alone rather than some arduous workout.”