So if you've decided to take a stab at running, the next step is that you need a PLAN! You just cant go out there and start running...only special people do this and survive, LOL.
You have to start slow, pace yourself. Even if you feel like you are not actually running, slow down! Don't get too excited, now.
Read up on some of these neat resources...I followed Jeff Galloway to do my first rounds of training:
Also, if you are looking to find other runners, you should check locally to see if there's a running club in your town. I joined the Knoxville Track Club and they offer all kinds of opportunities to train and run with other people in town.
See? Easy peasy.