As the 2016 presidential campaign nears its end, 10 Washington Post journalists look back at their experience on the trail and offer a glimpse of their work – covering countless rallies, speaking to voters across the country, living on granola bars while rushing from one campaign stop to the next.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made a custom of railing against what he calls “dishonest” journalists during virtually every speech, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton struggles to shed her reputation for being a secretive candidate.

So what is it like to follow those candidates for months on end? Why do these journalists do this job? Watch these reporters’ answers in this video.