Think of two things that absolutely do not go together. A tweed jacket with swim trunks. Or green beans on an ice cream sandwich. Maybe a duet between Metallica and Hannah Montana.
The 51-year-old Florida native attributes some of his wackiness to his childhood. He had four siblings and was the middle child; his mother is "a devout Catholic woman ... [who] was married seven times to five different guys. Yes, she doubled dipped Holy Matrimony to two different guys," says Asciutto, who himself has a wife, Renee, and a son, Gregory.)
"My weight got up to about 230 in 1998," recalls the 5-foot-7 Asciutto, who moved to Albemarle that year. "My blood pressure was 165/110. I decided to get back to running and make it part of my life. My weight still hangs in the 190 range. Still need to bring it down more."
Q. When you first started "going public" with the idea for Vac & Dash, did your friends and family think you were a little bit crazy?
Q. Why do you think the concept has succeeded?
Q. What is more responsible for keeping the business in the black: Vacuums, or running?
Q. How would you describe your role in the running community?
Q. What are some of your proudest achievements as a running ambassador?
Q. OK, tell me about this April Fools' race.
Q. What's the race tee look like?