Talking to people on the campaign trail is by far the most rewarding thing about running for office.
It's a lot like what I'd expect going on a bender would be like. Fun while it lasts, but then you have to come back to all the other crap - fitting 36 hour's work into 24, laundry, auto repair, herding volunteers, phone calls, media coordination, home and campaign, finances, trying to convince loved ones that you love them for more than their ability to campaign, recordkeeping the day's work and planning the next, and Oh, yeah - Do your job.
Then after you're done playing catch up after the bender, you do it again. Becasue you can't stop.
November 7th is waaay too close, AND it can't come fast enough.