Hello and a big warm welcome to the new Couch to 5k community!
I'm the community manager and will be trying to help you all make this community a vibrant, buzzing place full of inspirational stories, questions and chat from those of you doing the Couch to 5k programme.
So, "how do I get involved?" you may be asking. Well, first of all you can blog, which allows you to share your progress with others, give your opinions on the programme and generally keep up to date on how you're doing. A blog post can be as long or short as you want to make it. And if you want to comment on someone else's post and start up a conversation, just hit comment below a blog entry to add your thoughts.
"Questions" allow you to ask the community something specific about any topic. Other Couch to 5k users may have been through the week you're doing and have some knowledge and experience that'll help you. If you want to answer someone's question, it's as simple as clicking on "answer" below a question to share your thoughts.
Finally, "polls" allow you to quickly share your opinion on a current topic. The are a fun way of getting a snapshot of what Couch to 5k followers think on a related topic. If you've got an idea for a poll, send in your suggestion.
If you have any questions about how to contribute, please send me a message or post a question and I'll do my best to answer.
Over time, your community will hopefully grow and grow. The more you add to it, the more you'll get back from it and we hope you find the new site a rewarding and fun environment to support your journey on the Couch to 5k programme, and beyond!
PS: Although I'm from NHS Choices and supporting the NHS Couch to 5k programme (www.nhs.uk/couchto5k), if you're doing a different version that's fine. Everyone is going through the same basic experience & you're more than welcome here.