For a beginner, the best thing they can do is to go running regularly. They should keep this up for at least the first month while they learn the basics. Becoming a runner (or any other kind of athlete) takes time and patience. The same goes for any sport: those who are best at it have put in years of practice.
Imagine a future right now where you're a runner. It might surprise you to think back on what you needed to do in the past so that you would have been able to reach that point in the future. The answer is very simple: if you pay attention to each workout, avoid injury and illness, you'll be fine. You say that this is easily done to professional athletes, but you have a job and a family. But in reality, not everything is so dramatic.
Let's take a look at 3 common mistakes runners make.